Washington Law Review


In Young v. Weston, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington struck down Washington's Sexually Violent Predators statute which allows involuntary commitment of persons classified as sexual predators. This Note analyzes the arguments that the court put forth when it determined that the statute was unconstitutional. This Note argues that the case was wrongly decided because the statute is a constitutionally sound exercise of the State's police power.

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