Reid v. Lee, No. 20-cv–00050 (M.D. Tenn. 2020)
Nature of Case: Plaintiff brought a civil rights action challenging his placement on Tennessee’s sex offense registry due to a 1991 sex offense as a violation of his rights to be free from Ex Post Facto punishment. Plaintiff moved for a preliminary injunction, which the state Defendants opposed.
Holding: Federal district court for the Middle District of Tennessee granted the preliminary injunction, finding that in light of the nature of Tennessee’s registry, prior Sixth Circuit precedent, and the facts of Plaintiff’s case, that he demonstrated a high likelihood of success on the merits of the underlying constitutional question.