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Despite conviction vacatur, civil commitment stands (access required)

Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act, Appellant William Carl Welsh’s civil commitment – which was based on his confinement for a prior offense – was not voided by vacatur of his sentence for that prior offense, the court of appeals held. In 2011, Welsh pleaded guilty to violating the Sex Offender Registration and ...