As a matter of first impression, the 11th Circuit held that Florida's registration and reporting requirements for individuals convicted of sex offenses did not substantially limit a registrant's actions or movement, and thus, registrant was not “in custody,” within meaning of habeas statute.
Eleventh Circuit opinion holding that the continuing violation doctrine applies to required registrants' claims based on reputational injury and regular reporting requirements in challenge to constitutionality of sex offense registration law.
Eleventh Circuit per curiam opinion rejecting plaintiff-appellant's Ex Post Facto challenge and concluding that the provisions of Alabama's sex offense registration law at issue, including residency and employment restrictions, homeless-reporting requirements, travel notification requirements, and direct community notification requirements, were not punitive in effect.
Eleventh Circuit opinion concluding that signs placed by a Georgia Sheriff's Office in the yard of individuals required to register as "sex offenders" warning against trick-or-treating are compelled government speech, and that their placement violates a homeowner's First Amendment rights.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that lifetime computer restrictions for an individual on supervised release did not violate the First Amendment.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing in part a lower court dismissal of a civil detainee who brought a lawsuit alleging violation of his Due Process rights in connection with his transport to a court hearing and detention in a jail.
Federal trial court opinion granting a motion for summary judgment, finding that the placement of Halloween signs on plaintiffs' property did not violate various constitutional rights.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that a lawsuit challenging Florida's practice of publicly displaying the registration information of a plaintiff who no longer lived in the state was time bared.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the denial of the lower court to allow an as-applied Ex Post Facto claim in a lawsuit over Miami-Dade's housing banishment laws.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the district court's imposition of various computer-related restrictions of supervised release on an individual who was not on supervision for a sex offense, but had a past conviction for a sex offense.