Doe v. Jindal, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155908 (E.D. La. 2015)
Nature of Case: Doe was convicted in Alabama of a sex offense and required to register. Subsequently, Doe moved to Louisiana and became subject to Louisiana’s registration laws which included provisions related to out-of-state offenses. Doe brought suit challenging two of Louisiana’s statutes, alleging that they violated Substantive Due Process as well as Equal Protection.
Specifically, Doe challenged provisions of Louisiana law which dictated how long individuals were required to register for, as well as how frequently they would have to register. Louisiana law required that, if a person was convicted in a state other than Louisiana, and that registration period was longer than Louisiana’s requirement, the longer period would apply.
Additionally, Louisiana law provided that if an individual’s registration requirement in the other state was lifetime, their Louisiana registration would be lifetime as well and they would be required to check in every three months.
Holding: The defendants brought motions to dismiss, which the trial court granted with prejudice. Defendant did not sufficiently plead a Due Process right, and the challenged statutes did not unreasonably burden his right to travel and Equal Protection.