Doe v. Sex Offender Registry Board, 41 N.E.3d 1058 (Mass. 2015)
Nature of Case: Plaintiff was a registrant who, under state SORN law, was assessed as a level two sex offender under state law, meaning having a moderate risk of re-offense on a preponderance of the evidence standard. Filed suit challenging classification.
Holding: SJC of Massachusetts held that, in light of SORNs subsequent amendments, preponderance standard no longer sufficed to safeguard Due Proess. Clear and convincing evidence would now be required.