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

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  •  That's not an indictment (0+ / 0-)

    of the concept, but on the execution.

    Which is something that can be addressed when it arises through judicial review.

    The concept does not offend the Constitution.

    •  Not that many years ago civil commitments (2+ / 0-)
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      jrooth, jfdunphy

      could put people in mental institutions for years with no trial, no real representation and no way out.
      This was so egregiously abused that laws were changed to protect the mentally ill. Civil commitments are limited as they should be.

      Treatment is another issue.  

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