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The trial of George Pataki

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Sex offenders don’t get or deserve much sympathy, especially those who have committed the most serious crimes multiple times. But they still have a constitutional right to due process, a right that was clearly violated with an involuntary civil commitment policy ordered by George Pataki in 2005 when he was governor. A civil trial is now wrapping up in federal court in which six convicted sex offenders who were kept for years in psychiatric facilities ...

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