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Kansas v. Hendricks

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

Topics:

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

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

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
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 10, 1996

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