Plaintiffs who claimed former New York governor, and now candidate for president, George Pataki should be held liable for their unconstitutional confinement as sex offenders after they had completed their prison sentences had their last chance to make their case on Friday.

Attorney Karen King tried to convince the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that a lower court erred both in dismissing claims and ruling that the jury could award only nominal damages to men who were confined under Pataki’s 2005 Sexually Violent Predator Initiative (SVPI).

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