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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Civil Commitment – ‘Adam Walsh’ Act – Standard Of Proof (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a district court order granting habeas relief to a petitioner challenging his civil commitment as a “sexually dangerous” person under the Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act, as petitioner did not exhaust his remedies and the district court did not have jurisdiction to consider the petition under 28 U.S.C. § ...