Does v. Wasden, No. 19–35391 (9th Cir. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellants were 134 individuals who were convicted of sex offenses and required to register. They argued that Idaho’s SORNA violated various constitutional rights, and the lower federal court dismissed their lawsuit noting, among other things, that their claims were foreclosed by Smith v. Doe. Appellants sought review.
Holding: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed in part, finding that the lower court erred in dismissing the claims related to Ex Post Facto, Double Jeopardy, 8th Amendment, and Free Exercise. The Court further noted that Smith v. Doe was not dispositive.
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