Vasquez v Foxx, 895 F.3d 515 (7th Cir. 2018)
Nature of Case: Plaintiffs who had previously been convicted of sex offenses brought civil rights lawsuit against Illinois officials in relation to application of residence restrictions. Petitioners were residing in their neighborhoods when Illinois added additional residence restrictions, forcing plaintiffs to leave their homes. Plaintiffs brought constitutional claims alleging violations of Ex Post Facto Clause, Takings Clause, and Substantive / Procedural Due Process. District Court dismissed claims, Plaintiffs Appealed.
Holding: District Court affirmed. Residence restrictions are not punitive, did not implicate Takings Clause, do not offend Procedural Due Process in that there is no right to a hearing, and satisfies rational-basis review.
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