No. 22-2324.

81 F.4th 820 (2023)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Luis VAZQUES, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: August 31, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David R. Mercer , Asst. Fed. Public Defender, Springfield, MO ( Laine Cardarella , Fed. Public Defender, Kansas City, MO, on the brief), for defendant-appellant.

Cynthia J. Hyde , Asst. U.S. Atty., Springfield, MO ( Teresa A. Moore , U.S. Atty., Kansas City, MO, on the brief) for plaintiff-appellee.

Before LOKEN, SHEPHERD, and KELLY, Circuit Judges.

Appellant Luis Vazques was civilly committed pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4246 in February 2009 due to a mental disease or defect that created a substantial risk of harm to the public. After several conditional releases and revocations, in April 2022, and while represented by counsel...

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