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Criminal Law: Competency to Stand Trial-Order of Commitment-Risk of Violence

Defendant appealed from the district court’s order of commitment, imposed after the district court found defendant not competent to stand trial and after various competency-restoration attempts failed. Defendant argued that the government failed to prove that he was dangerous or that there was a nexus between his dangerousness and his mental defects. Where the district court ...
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