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Case No. 18-2168

In re the Detention of David L. Taft, Jr.

David L. Taft, Jr., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Philip B. Mears

Attorney for Appellee State

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Mary E. Chicchelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (4 pages)

            David Taft appeals the denial of his petition for discharge from the sexually violent predator program or placement in a transitional release program.  OPINION HOLDS: Although Taft’s challenge to the State’s burden of proof at a review hearing is not moot, his claim was rejected in a prior appeal, which is now the law of the case.  We find Taft’s general challenge to the criteria for the transitional release program moot.

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