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Rule 4 Service Unnecessary for Sex Offender (access required)

A failure to serve appellant a summons under Rule 4 did not deprive a district court of jurisdiction to consider whether he is a “sexually dangerous person” under the statute that allows for civil commitment, and the 4th Circuit says the court did not err in finding that expert testimony and appellant’s history of “impulsive” ...