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There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday. We will live-blog starting at 9:45 a.m. at this link, where readers can sign up for an email reminder when we begin the live blog.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Department of Commerce v. New York; Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in Rehaif v. U.S.; Evan Lee has our preview.

United States v. Comstock

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08-1224 4th Cir. Jan 12, 2010
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May 17, 2010 7-2 Breyer OT 2009

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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