Reply To: Is civil commitment protection, punishment, prison–or purgatory?

Will Crump

The court sided with fear and has declined to hear the case. I am not surprised because the S.C.O.T.U.S. would have went against their own previous rulings. I suppose freedom after serving time for the crime is NOT worthy of the Court’s attention or strictest scrutiny. This is really discouraging. Prejudice is so hard to overcome, especially when it’s on the part of the ones who hold all the aces.

I wonder how much the “frightening and high” myth played into this. I also wonder how much back-room politics played a role in the Court’s decision to decline hearing the case.