Duarte v. City of Lewisville, Texas, 858 F.3d 348 (5th Cir. 2017)
Nature of Case: Appellant, a person required to register under Texas law, brought a civil rights action challenging the application of a city’s residence restrictions, claiming denial of both procedural and substantive due process, as well as equal protection. District court granted summary judgment in favor of Defendant. Plaintiff appealed.
Holding: Summary judgment affirmed. Ordinance did not offend procedural due process because no additional procedures were due beyond the fact of a conviction. Furthermore, statute did not offend equal protection where circuit court applied rational basis review. Cert petition denied 10-30-17.
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