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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
United States v. Comstock
Citation:560 U.S. 126 (2010)
The federal statute at issue allows a district court to order the civil commitment of an individual who is currently in the custody of the federal bureau of prisons if that individual has previously engaged in sexually violent conduct, currently suffers from a serious mental illness, and as a result of that mental illness is sexually dangerous to others. In 2006, the Government instituted proceedings against the five respondents.
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