Federal district court, following remand from court of appeals, granting defendants' motion for summary judgment on claims that Pennsylvania's SORNA violated Due Process & Ex Post Facto constitutional provisions, in addition to retaliation and defamation claims.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court order reversing lower court finding that Pennsylvania's SORA was punitive and could not be applied retroactively.
New Jersey Supreme Court opinion reversing the civil commitment of an individual where the state did not produce psychiatric testimony supporting the commitment in adherence with state law.
Third Circuit opinion reversing district court and holding that Pennsylvania's practice of treating people convicted of sex offenses differently than other individuals for the purposes of placement in halfway houses due to community concerns did not violate Equal Protection Clause.
New Jersey Supreme Court opinion holding that enhanced penalties for failure to register passed after an obligation to register arose do not implicate ex post facto provisions of state or federal constitutions.
Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion holding that, in the context of an individual convicted of custodial interference, the application of SORNA creates an irrebuttable presumption of future dangerousness and thus violates state constitutional principles.
New Jersey district court opinion dismissing a constitutional challenge to New Jersey's sex offense registration scheme in the context of plaintiffs who had been adjudicated as juveniles.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opinion holding that Pennsylvania's second-generation sex offense registration statute is non-punitive and thus ex post facto challenges against it fail.
New Jersey Supreme Court opinion affirming that, under certain circumstances, GPS monitoring for individuals on parole supervision for life is justified by the special needs exception to the warrant requirement of the 4th Amendment.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court opinion holding that Pennsylvania's post-Muniz sex offense registration law constituted punishment, that thus could not be applied retroactively in the case of someone who committed their offense prior to any sex offense registry law.