Doe v. Connors, No. SCWC-16-0000351 (HI 2019)
Nature of Case: Petitioner was convicted of a sex offense in Washington State, and sought to clarify from the Hawaii attorney general whether he would be required to register in Hawaii. The AG concluded that he would be, and Petitioner appealed to court. Appeal was dismissed, and Petitioner sought review from the Hawaii Supreme Court.
Holding: Hawaii Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Intermediate Court of Appeals. The record was unclear as to the specifics of Doe’s offense, and it was possible that the elements of his offense would not qualify as a sex offense under Hawaii statutes.