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Deaf Appellant Sought Consecutive Interpretation (access required)

A district court did not abuse its discretion at appellant’s civil commitment proceeding as a sexually dangerous person when it only allowed simultaneous interpretation for appellant, who is deaf, rather than consecutive interpretation; the 4th Circuit affirms the district court judgment and appellant’s civil commitment. The Court Interpreters Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1827-28, requires only simultaneous ...

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