Circuit Says Pataki, Others Not Immune in Civil Confinement

, New York Law Journal


The Second Circuit found that former Governor George Pataki and other state officials should have known that due process clearly required notice and a hearing before sex offenders can be civilly committed upon the completion of their prison terms.

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  • F. Bankelier

    "Not only were these folks' constitutional rights violated, but it was apparent that the state was doing this because it was capitulating to political pressure" . . . the same phrase accurately describes New York's parole system.

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