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Criminal Law: Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Civil Commitment – Habeas Review

Beaulieu v. State (MLW No. 59752/Case No. 08-3322 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.) Where a man civilly committed as a sexually psychopathic personality and sexually dangerous person argued that the state lacked subject matter ...

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Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment Instructions Where a man committed to confinement as a sexually violent predator argued that jurors should have been given a definition of “clear and convincing” evidence to determine whether the state carried its burden of ...

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