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Catch-all limitations period inapplicable to civil commitment (access required)

The court of appeals held that the federal four-year “catch-all” statute of limitations for civil actions does not apply to civil-commitment proceedings under the Adam Walsh Act. In 2015, while Plaintiff/Appellant Edgar Searcy was in federal prison for using interstate commerce to engage in a sexual activity with a minor, the Bureau of Prisons certified him ...