Kansas v. Hendricks
Significance, Kansas Law Applied To Hendricks, Court Upholds Law, Further Readings
State of Kansas
That the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act, which provides for civil commitment of persons convicted of crimes of sexual violence to be civilly committed to a mental institution for treatment, did not violate the Constitution.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Carla J. Stovall
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Thomas J. Weilert
Justices for the Court
Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas (writing for the Court)
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter
Date of Decision
23 June 1997
That the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act did not violate the defendant's rights to due process, and was not a criminal penalty which violated the Double Jeopardy and Ex Post Facto Clauses of the Constitution.
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