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Matherly v. Andrews, 14-7691

In a habeas corpus action, challenging petitioner's prior civil commitment as a "sexually dangerous person" under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, 18 U.S.C. section 4248, the district court's grant of summary judgment to the government is: 1) affirmed as to retroactivity because the Act does not operate retroactively; and 2) reversed and remanded for further proceedings as to whether petitioner was in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons when the government began section 4248 proceedings against him.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/03/16




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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