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View Diary: SCOTUS: Congress Can Lock Up Sexually Dangerous Persons (371 comments)

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  •  I still would feel more comfortable... (0+ / 0-)

    ...if the original crime(s) the person was incarcerated for had to be sexual/violent in the first place.

    As it's written, a guy who ends up in prison on non-violent drug charges now has "clear and con-vincing evidence", rather than "beyond a resonable doubt" and a jury trial, between him and a lifetime of incarceration.

    That is not "no process", but it does cross a line I find somewhat troubling.

    •  well clear and convincing is the evidence (0+ / 0-)

      I did not see a reference to the specific burden of proof.  I do share your apprehension - but at least the offender has a right to contest his incarceration.  This is fortunately better than being a terrorism suspect - some choice, huh?

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