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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:Donald Larkin was ordered into civil commitment as a sexually violent predator under Health & Safety Code ��841.001-841.50. Larkin raises six issues on appeal. HOLDING:Reversed and remanded. The court summarily overrules Larkin’s two issues regarding the constitutionality of the statute and one issue about the propriety of requiring Larkin to submit to a polygraph exam. The two constitutional issues have been rejected in prior court holdings, and the polygraph issue was rejected in Larkin’s prior appeal. The court, however, agrees with Larkin that the trial court erred in granting the state’s motion for sanctions and striking Larkin’s pleadings, which had the effect of civilly committing Larkin via a default judgment. There was nothing to indicate that Larkin’s defense lacked merit. Nor is there evidence that the trial court first attempted a lesser sanction. The court does not address Larkin’s remaining issues. OPINION:Burgess, J.; McKeithen, C.J., Burgess and Gaultney, JJ.

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