United States v. Comstock

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Jan 12, 2010
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
7-2
Author
Breyer
Term

Holding: The Court upheld, under the Commerce Clause, the law passed by Congress allowing the civil commitment of mentally ill sex offenders after the completion of their criminal sentences.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on May 17, 2010. Justice Thomas dissented, joined by Justice Scalia. Justice Kennedy concurred in the judgment only, joined by Justice Alito.

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