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Taylor v. San Diego County, 12-55030

Denial of habeas corpus petition challenging a state-court order committing petitioner indefinitely for involuntary treatment as a sexually violent predator is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in denying a claim that California's Sexually Violent Predator Act (SPVA) violates the Equal Protection Clause because it contains release procedures that are more onerous that those placed on other civilly committed detainees; and 2) individuals committed under California's Lanterman-Petris Short Act were not similarly situated to those committed under the SVPA.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/09/2015
  • Published 09/09/2015




  • United States Ninth Circuit