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Tag Archives: Constitutional Challenge

Criminal Law: Analogue Act-Constitutional Challenge-Advice-of-Counsel Defense

Where a defendant challenged the denial of his motions to dismiss indictments for conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Analogue Act, the constitutionality of the act already has been upheld, so the district court properly denied the motion to dismiss, ...

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Untreatable SVPs can be committed

The Missouri Supreme Court once again has upheld the constitutionality of a statute that confines sexual offenders indefinitely after they have completed their sentences. In a unanimous opinion written by Judge Zel Fischer, the court ruled that to protect the public, the Missouri Department of Mental Health can confine even those sex offenders who don’t respond to treatment.

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