State v. Reynolds, No. 52376-1– II (Wash. Ct. App. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of a sex offense in Oregon, and subsequently moved to Washington State which required anyone who was required to register as a sex offender in another state to register in Washington as well. Appellant was charged with and convicted of failing to register in Washington, and subsequently appealed his conviction arguing that Washington law requiring his registration was not constitutional.
Holding: Washington Court of Appeals vacated Appellant’s conviction. Relying on prior precedent, the Court held that Washington’s statutory scheme of requiring registration based on out-of-state law violated the principle of nondelegation.