Massachusetts SJC holding that burden of proof to establish continued appropriateness of duty to register must remain with the government to comport with Due Process in classification proceedings.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that residential banishment law for those convicted of sex offenses that was enacted by city was effectively preempted under Massachusetts Home Rule amendment.
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.
As-applied challenge to New Hampshire sex offender registration, alleging due process and ex post facto violations. NH Supreme Court found ex post facto violation, and required hearing to determine dangerousness as a remedy.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court opinion declaring unconstitutional local ordinance restricting where people on the registry may live on the grounds of preemption.