Hearn v. Vasquez (W.D. Tex. 2020)
Nature of Case: Plaintiffs who pled guilty to various offenses and were subsequently required to register as sex offenders in Texas brought a civil rights lawsuit, alleging that their subsequent registration was not a part of their original plea agreements, and thus violated their Due Process rights.
Holding: District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed the lawsuit, finding that their Due Process rights were not violated since the registration was non-punitive in nature, and that in any event their claims were barred by the applicable statute of limitations.