2nd Circuit Opinion finding that the denial of the request of a habeas corpus litigant to proceed under a pseudonym is appealable under the collateral order doctrine, but that the trial court properly denied Appellant's request.
Vermont Supreme Court striking down several conditions of supervision for individual who had pled guilty to a sex offense, including prohibitions related to possession of pornography, warrantless search and computer monitoring.
New York Supreme Court opinion vacating a requirement that an individual convicted of sexually motivated first-degree burglary be required to register, as registration was not mandated under New York's statutory scheme.
Federal District Court for the Western District of New York denying summary judgment to state parole defendants over allegations that certain conditions of supervision relating to contact with Plaintiff's children and ability to attend church services violated his constitutional rights.
District Court for Connecticut declining to dismiss a prisoner's § 1983 suit alleging violations of Procedural Due Process, where he was assigned a sex offender risk score without a hearing, and was not incarcerated for a sex offense.
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirming a federal trial court's finding that even if Plaintiff was "seized" during verification visits by contract employees of the state (Parents for Megan's Law), that the seizure was not unreasonable in light of the application of the special needs doctrine.
Federal trial court in Southern District of New York granting preliminary injunction halting imposition of sex offense registry and parole requirements in case of plaintiff who committed no sexual offense.
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision reversing trial court imposing internet ban and prohibition on viewing pornography as substantively unreasonable conditions of federal supervised release.
New York Court of Appeals holding that individual who was not a "sex offender" in another state, but nevertheless required to register there, did not have to register in New York state.
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, holding that SARA-related housing restrictions did not apply to individual who was serving a sentence for a non-sexual offense.