The United States Supreme Court has held that a provision of the Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act, which excludes narcotic addicts with two or more prior felony convictions from consideration for civil commitment in lieu of penal incarceration, does not violate the equal protection requirement of the due process clause of the fifth amendment.
Marshall v. United States, 414 U.S. 417 (1974).
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