Doe v. Dep’t of Public Safety, No. S-16748 (Alaska 2019)
Nature of Case: Doe was convicted out of state sex offenses and subsequently moved to Alaska, where state officials required him to register for life. Doe thereafter brought a civil rights challenge, alleging both that (1) Alaska lacked jurisdiction to apply ASORA to him and (2) that without a hearing to afford him an opportunity to demonstrate that he was not a threat, ASORA violated his state constitutional rights related to due process.
Holding: Alaska Supreme Court held that while Alaska had jurisdiction to impose ASORA onto someone who committed their offense outside of the state, imposing it without providing Doe with a hearing at which he could demonstrate that he was not dangerous violated state Due Process protections related to privacy.
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