Washington Court of Appeals affirming conviction over Ex Post Facto challenge for failure to register where Defendant-Appellant was subject to weekly in-person registration requirements due to homelessness.
7th Circuit affirmation of lower court dismissal of civil rights class action brought by homeless people on the registry who were prevented from registering, then subsequently arrested and charged with failure to register offenses.
3rd Circuit Opinion dismissing plaintiffs claims related to immigration of foreign spouses under the AWA and constitutional claims that AWA infringed on marriage and immigration rights.
Civil lawsuit brought by person who moved to North Carolina and was told his Washington state misdemeanor conviction was “substantially similar” to registerable offense in North Carolina. Summary judgment granted for Plaintiff, finding that Procedural Due Process was violated.
Alaska Supreme Court held that state statute that required registration for sex offenses in state and “similar law of another jurisdiction” requires similarity between the laws and not the facts underlying the conviction.
New York Court of Appeals reversing decision of a trial court in refusing to dismiss an indictment charging Appellant with violating New York’s e-stop law for failing to disclose a Facebook account.
Iowa Supreme Court holding that juvenile sex offender registration requirement, while it does constitute punishment, it is not cruel and unusual.
Idaho Court of Appeals holding that Idaho’s SORN does not violate constitutional prohibitions against disproportionate punishment.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the dismissal of a civil rights suit alleging that Indiana infringed on Appellant’s voting rights, where he was precluded from entering onto school property–the location of his polling place.
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that federal SORNA was not void for vagueness and did not impermissibly burden right to engage in travel.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that appellant’s guilty plea for failing to register as a sex offender was not voluntary on the grounds that his attorney was ineffective.
Federal civil rights lawsuit striking down Kentucky state social media ban and internet identifier registration requirements.
Criminal appeal, federal supervised release conditions related to physiological testing and notifying about new romantic relationships vacated
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing imposition of conditions of supervised release which, amongst others, prohibited defendant from using or possessing a computer or accessing any online service without prior approval.
Vermont Supreme Court reversal finding varied conditions of probation were overbroad and invalid.
New Jersey Supreme Court reversal of parole boards imposition of condition that registrant was banned from using internet-capable devices.
Utah Supreme Court holding that threat of revocation of supervision for failing to comply with polygraph requirements in treatment program implicated Fifth Amendment interests.
10th Circuit opinion rejecting challenge to federal SORNA alleging violations of Ex Post Facto, nondelegation, and 10th Amendment.
Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed trial court dismissal of prosecution for failure to comply with 1999 amendments to state SORN law, pursuant to Ex Post Facto clause.
9th Circuit affirmed federal district court dismissal of habeas corpus petition, state court application of Smith v. Doe was not unreasonable in ex post facto challenge.
State court civil suit, Maryland Court of Appeals held SORN was violation of ex post facto punishments on state constitutional grounds.
Ohio Supreme Court found, on state constitutional grounds, that SORN as applied to defendant was a violation against prohibition on retroactive punishments.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that as applied to juveniles, SORN scheme was unconstitutional in that it deprived them of due process rights.
Ohio Supreme Court declared unconstitutional automatic, lifetime registration for juveniles under both state and federal constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment as well as denial of due process.
Illinois Supreme Court reversed trial court finding that state statute requiring registration of online identifiers was unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
Federal civil rights case declaring unconstitutional provisions of California law that required registrants to disclose internet identifiers used and report any changes to them.
4th Circuit affirmation of district court finding that North Carolina presence restrictions were unconstitutional on First and Fourteenth Amendment grounds.
Hawaii Supreme Court holding that public notification provisions of state registry violate state constitutional Due Process protections.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts found that preponderance of the evidence standard no longer sufficed for comporting with Due Process for tiering of sex offenders, clear and convincing standard would be required.
Oklahoma Supreme Court decides on state constitutional grounds that SOR is a punishment, cannot be applied retroactively.