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Court Upholds Denial of Civil Commitment (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a district court finding that the government failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that Clyde M. Hall is a “sexually dangerous person” under the civil commitment procedure in 18 U.S.C. § 4248. Hall had a history of physical, emotional and sexual abuse as a child. He was banished from his ...