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No Res Judicata for SVP Review (access required)

Although appellant was determined in a prior proceeding not to be a sexually violent predator subject to civil commitment under Va. Code § 37.2-900, the Virginia Supreme Court says the doctrine of res judicata does not bar a reevaluation and redetermination of his status under the Sexually Violent Predators Act at the conclusion of a ...