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McGee v. Bartow, No. 07-3278

By FindLaw Staff on January 28, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In defendant's action for habeas relief claiming that his civil commitment as a sexually violent person (SVP) deprives him of his right to due process of law, denial of the writ but issuance of certificate of appealability is affirmed as the diagnoses of two mental health professionals which were constitutionally adequate under existing Supreme Court precedent, and the evidence upon which the diagnoses were based, afforded the Wisconsin committing court an adequate basis, under the Due Process Clause, to order defendant's commitment.    

Read McGee v. Bartow, No. 07-3278

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Decided January 27, 2010


Before:  Ripple, Kanne and Tinder, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge  Ripple

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