Meredith v. Stein, No. 17- CV– 00528 (E.D. N.C. 2019)
Nature of Case: Plaintiff had an out-of-state sex offense conviction and was required to register by North Carolina on the grounds that they contended it was substantially similar. Plaintiff alleged that this violated procedural due process, and brought suit.
Holding: Court granted summary judgment for Plaintiff. Requiring Plaintiff’s registration in this context violated his constitutional rights, and state was enjoined from requiring his registration or prosecuting him for failure to register without first providing him with a hearing and opportunity to be heard.