Doe v. Commonwealth ex rel. Tilley, 283 F.Supp.3d 608 (E.D. Ky. 2017)
Nature of case. Civil rights lawsuit. Doe filed a § 1983 civil suit on 1st and 14th Amendment grounds seeking injunctive and declaratory relief, facially challenging Kentucky state statutes which prohibited (1) anyone on the sex offender registry from access to social media and (2) alleging that Kentucky’s requirement that people on the registry provide internet identifiers was so vague as to be unconstitutional.
Holding. Kentucky’s statutes were declared unconstitutional by the trial court. Kentucky’s social media ban was a violation of the 1st Amendment in line with the Packingham decision, and the reporting requirement was void for vagueness.
- Memorandum Opinion and Order
- Memorandum in Support of Preliminary Injunction
- Memorandum of Law in Support of Supplemental Motion for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief