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Could you please give me an outline the argument for each of the opposing positions in the case of Kansas vs. Hendricks?

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Hi, and thanks for requesting me as your expert. So, this is an intricate case where state psychiatrists evaluating on violation of the rights of the constitution, were committed, which did not in fact happen. The bottom line is that Supreme Court of the United States argued December 10, 1996, then decided June 23, 1997 that Under Kansas's Sexually Violent Predator Act, that any person who, due to "mental abnormality" or "personality disorder", (DSM IV-TR, and DSM V Axis II) is likely to engage in "predatory acts of sexual violence" can be indefinitely confined. This meant that the perpetrators Leroy Hendricks and Tim Quinn had extensive histories of sexually molesting children.

When they were due to be released from prison, Kansas filed a petition under ...

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458 words describe the positions taken in a court case about whether people with a history that suggests they are a sexual threat can be locked up indefinitely,