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dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationFederal Supplement 1982; 554: 68-77en
dc.description.abstractIn a class action suit, the U.S. District Court declared that Texas procedures for involuntary commitment were unconstitutional. The court held that provisions of Texas law, which allowed a person to be confined under protective custody for 14 days without an opportunity for a hearing with counsel present, violated constitutional due process requirements. The court also determined that persons may not be detained in protective custody in excess of 72 hours unless provided with notice and a hearing, with counsel, on why protective custody is required. (KIE abstract)en
dc.formatCourt Decisionen
dc.publisherUnited States. District Court, S.D. Texas, Brownsville Divisionen
dc.subjectDue Processen
dc.subjectInvoluntary Commitmenten
dc.subject.classificationInvoluntary Civil Commitmenten
dc.titleLuna v. Van Zandt (Date of Decision: 24 November 1982)en
dc.provenanceCitation prepared by the Library and Information Services group of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University for the ETHXWeb database.en
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