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Criminal – ‘Sexually Dangerous Person’ – Civil Commitment – Commerce Clause

In this case of first impression in the federal Courts of Appeals, the 4th Circuit says Congress exceeded its authority in enacting 18 U.S.C. § 4248 to allow the federal government to place “sexually dangerous” persons in indefinite civil commitment.
U.S. v. Comstock (USCA) (VLW 008-2-014) (19 pp.)