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Case Name: Charles C. ROUSE
v. Dale C. CAMERON, Supt., St. Elizabeth's

Date, Location, Cite: 1966 DC
373 Fed. 2d. 451
US Circuit Court of Appeals for DC

Bazelon Case; NGRI (Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity) patient must either get Rx or be released, unless such release would present a real social menace. Rouse spent >4 yrs. in hospital on a crime that carried a max of 1 yr [tho' "sentence" not related to detention of dangerous NGRI (Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity)] This establishes right to Writ of Habeas Corpus.