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Addington v. Texas

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  1. is a U.S. Supreme Court landmark case that set the standard for involuntary commitment for treatment by raising the burden of proof required to commit persons from the usual civil burden of proof of "preponderance of the evidence" to "clear and convi

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  2. The court raised the bar for committing someone against their will in a civil commitment proceeding

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  3. Before Frank Addington was arrested on the misdemeanor charge of "assault threat" against his mother, Addington's mother filed a petition with the court, in accordance with Texas law, requesting that Addington be indefinitely involuntarily committed

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  5. The appeal was dismissed and certiorari granted

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