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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Due Process & Equal Protection — Civil Commitment – ‘Sexually Dangerous Person’ (access required)

U.S. v. Timms In one of the first cases arising out of the civil commitment system established by § 4248 as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the 4th Circuit upholds the statute against due process and equal protection claims, reverses the district court order to release appellant Gerald Wayne Timms, and remands for the district court to determine whether he is a “sexually dangerous person.”

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