North Carolina Court of Appeals holding that, absent evidence of effectiveness, imposing GPS monitoring on person required to register would be a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
North Carolina Court of Appeals holding that in light of prior precedent, where state offers no evidence that GPS monitoring is effective in preventing crimes, imposing it on defendant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
North Carolina Court of Appeals holding that refusal of trial court to terminate duty to register did not offend Ex Post Facto principles nor Due Process rights.
Civil lawsuit brought by person who moved to North Carolina and was told his Washington state misdemeanor conviction was "substantially similar" to registerable offense in North Carolina. Summary judgment granted for Plaintiff, finding that Procedural Due Process was violated.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision holding that, despite underlying federal conviction being vacated, federal civil commitment order was still valid.
After remand from Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit addresses Due Process challenge to civil commitment evidentiary standard, holding that it is not unconstitutional in light of prior decisions distinguishing civil and criminal proceedings.
State court civil suit, Maryland Court of Appeals held SORN was violation of ex post facto punishments on state constitutional grounds.
4th Circuit affirmation of district court finding that North Carolina presence restrictions were unconstitutional on First and Fourteenth Amendment grounds.
Virginia Supreme Court opinion holding that subsequent changes to state law reclassifying plaintiff's offense as "sexually violent" did not breach provisions or plea agreement or constitutional protections.
South Carolina Supreme Court reversing conviction for failing to register as a sex offender where evidence was not sufficient to demonstrate actual notice in change of registration law.