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Dismissal Order Vacated in ‘Sexually Dangerous Person’ Cases (access required)

In this action by the government seeking civil commitment of nine federal prisoners as “sexually dangerous persons” under 18 U.S.C. § 4248, the 4th Circuit says the district court erred in dismissing the proceeding on the ground that, for these ...

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Court Erred in Applying ‘Excessive Fines’ Clause to Forfeiture (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms the judgment that an Ethiopian citizen engaged in illegal currency structuring through his deposits into two different banks in Fairfax, Va., but the appellate court says the district court erred in reducing the corresponding civil forfeiture ...

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