State v. Bani, 97 P.3d 285 (Haw. 2001)
Nature of Case: Defendant-appellant pled no contest to criminal charge of fourth degree sexual assault, and was required to register as sex offender as a part of his sentence. Appealed, alleging that registration and notification violated constitutional right to procedural due process, privacy, prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and right to equal protection under the law.
Holding: Hawaii Supreme Court held that, on state constitutional grounds, public notification provisions of statute that provided neither notice nor opportunity to be heard prior to notification was violative of due process.