Fourth Circuit opinion holding that district court abused its discretion in retaining special condition of supervised release prohibiting defendant from possessing pornography.
Fourth Circuit opinion rejecting Plaintiff-Appellant's Equal Protection and Eighth Amendment claims where a plea to a lesser offense resulted in worse treatment under the registry, holding that differential treatment between the charges of "carnal knowledge" and "indecent liberties" passed rationale basis scrutiny and that Virginia's registry scheme does not violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment" because it is not punitive.
South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion holding that a competency evaluation is not a requirement of Due Process in the context of state SVP proceedings.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion upholding conditions of supervised release prohibiting social network use without prior approval from a probation officer.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the lower court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an individual incarcerated on a sex offense who sued alleging that Department of Corrections Regulations that resulted in him being denied in-person visitation with his minor daughter violated Equal Protection and Due Process.
South Carolina Supreme Court Opinion holding that lifetime registration without an opportunity to review one's risk of re-offense violates Due Process.
North Carolina Supreme Court decision finding that a trial court order determining that a defendant was a "danger to the community" was not in error, and thus registration was required under state law, following his conviction for secret peeping.
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion vacating lifetime supervised release conditions relating to employment where there was no connection between employment and the offense of conviction, but upholding two other conditions related to internet use and presence restrictions.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion vacating conditions of supervised release banning individual from the internet, and from possessing legal pornography.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming a condition of supervised release, based on individualized circumstances, prohibiting the Appellant from possessing sexually arousing materials.