In any case, just so you won't have to look it up, here is part of what Thomas wrote:
"The fact that the federal government has the authority to imprison a person for the purpose of punishing him for a federal crime -- sex-related or otherwise -- does not provide the government with the additional power to exercise indefinite civil control over that person."
Pretty much what I was saying, all along. As I stated before, I was fully expecting people to claim I was full of BS. The reason is because much of the history that many of us were taught in school was either a distortion or a gross oversimplification. Sure, slavery was an issue in the civil war. But it wasn't THE issue. The war was not mainly about slavery (even though politicians claimed it was). The main reason was simple economics.