Baxstrom v. Herold

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Baxstrom v. Herold
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Argued December 9, 1965
Decided February 23, 1966
Full case name Baxstrom v. Herold, State Hospital Director
Citations 383 U.S. 107 (more)
86 S. Ct. 760; 15 L. Ed. 2d 620; 1966 U.S. LEXIS 2214
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Warren, joined by Fortas, Harlan, Brennan, Stewart, Clark, White, Douglas
Concurrence Black

Baxstrom v. Herold, 383 U.S. 107 (1966), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that held that civil commitment following a prison term did not run afoul of double jeopardy principles.[1]


  1. ^ Bonnie, R.J. et al. Criminal Law, Second Edition. Foundation Press, NY: 2004, p. 664

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