In re Stoddard, No. 19–0561 (Tex. 2020)
Nature of Case: The respondent had been civilly committed under Texas law following the services of his sentence for sex offenses. He appealed from the commitment order, alleging that his commitment was both legally and factually insufficient. The court of appeals agreed, and reversed his commitment. State authorities sought review from the Texas Supreme Court.
Holding: The Texas Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals opinion, finding that the lower court applied the incorrect standard of review when evaluating a claim of factual insufficiency in the SVP context.
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