Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Strutton v. Meade
Issue(s): Whether an individual, civilly committed for being a “sex offender,” or for otherwise exhibiting a mental abnormality posing a danger to others, has a substantive due process right to treatment that may ameliorate the danger posed by his abnormality, particularly where -- as here -- the withheld treatment was designed with the intention of providing a path to at least a conditional release from custody.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Matthew Bush, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 19, 2012, 9:58 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/06/petition-of-the-day-301/