United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissing a federal civil rights complaint alleging violations of state and federal constitutional provisions related to Ex Post Facto punishment and Due Process.
North Carolina Supreme Court opinion holding that imposition of mandatory, lifetime GPS monitoring imposed on individuals who North Carolina classified as recidivist offenders and who were no longer under state criminal supervision was a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Virginia Court of Appeals affirming conviction and upholding state law that required registration of internet identifiers.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that district court lacked the authority to dismiss a commitment proceeding against someone who was not competent to stand trial, and that furthermore such a commitment proceeding would not offend Due Process protections.
Virginia Supreme Court holding that Due Process does not require the state appoint expert witnesses for indigent respondents in the context of SVP hearings.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that failing to register as a sex offender does not constitute a "crime involving moral turpitude" for immigration and removal purposes.
South Carolina Supreme Court holding that there is both a statutory and constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel in SVP proceedings.
Federal trial court in North Carolina Judgment and Consent Order precluding the registration of an individual convicted of out-of-state without an opportunity to be heard.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the dismissal of civil rights complaint challenging's Doe's reclassification as a sexually violent offender on standing, ripeness, and Procedural Due Process grounds.
North Carolina Court of Appeals holding that the state legislature's attempt to bring North Carolina's conditions for removal from the sex offender registry in line with federal standards did not constitute an unlawful delegation of authority, and that evidence was sufficient to support the Superior Court's denial of offender's petition.