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Kansas v. Hendricks

Docket No.: 95-1649
Argued: December 10, 1996
Decided: June 23, 1997
Consolidated with: No. 95-9075


Due Process, Criminal Procedure, Due Process, Miscellaneous, Bill of Rights, Double Jeopardy, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, Sentencing Guidelines, Sixth Amendment, United States Sentencing Guidelines, habeas, habeas corpus, probable cause

PartyNames: KANSAS, Petitioner, v. Leroy HENDRICKS. Leroy HENDRICKS, Petitioner, v. KANSAS.
Petitioner: Kansas
Respondent: Hendricks

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF KANSAS No. 95-1649. Argued December 10, 1996-Decided June 2
Supreme Court Docket

521 U.S. 346 (1996)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 2072138 L.Ed.2d 501 (521 U.S.

Did the Act's civil commitment provisions, based on its definition of what constitutes a "mental abnormality," violate substantive due process and double jeopardy requirements?

Kansas v. Hendricks

December 10, 1996

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Kansas, 4 vote(s) against

Kansas v. Hendricks
Case Documents

1Opinion in Kansas v. Hendricks
2Opinion in Kansas v. Hendricks
Additional documents for this case are pending review.