The Supreme Court of the United States held that a Kansas statute providing for civil commitment of persons convicted of a sexually violent offense after release from prison does not violate substantive due process under the Fourteenth Amendment and does not invoke the protection afforded criminal defendants under the Constitution's Double Jeopardy and Ex Post Facto Clauses.
Kansas v. Hendricks, 117 S. Ct. 2072 (1997)
Jenine E. Elco,
Constitutional Law - Substantive Due Process - Double Jeopardy - Ex Post Facto,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol36/iss2/9