Limits on the State's Power to Confine "Dangerous" Persons: Constitutional Implications of Foucha v. Louisiana

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Seattle University Law Review, Vol: 15, Issue: 3, Page: 635

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Ellis, James W.
Seattle University Law Review; Seattle University; Washington's sexually violent predator statute; sexually violent predators; washington sexually violent predators; Criminal Law; Human Rights Law; Law Enforcement and Corrections
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This Article does not attempt a complete analysis of all the constitutional implications of Foucha,nor does it attempt to provide a definitive answer to the question of the constitutionality of Washington's sexual predator statute. Rather, because Foucha addressed important due process and equal protection questions relevant to the Washington statute, the Article is an attempt to analyze the case's basic constitutional holdings and discussion on the issue of state deprivation of physical liberty.