Texas Supreme Court opinion reversing a lower court on the correct standard of review for factual insufficiency claims in SVP commitment proceedings.
Louisiana Supreme Court opinion declaring unconstitutional under the 1st Amendment a provision of Louisiana state law that required the driver's licenses of those with past sex offense convictions to bear a mark identifying them as "sex offenders."
5th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion vacating, on plain error review, a supervised release condition that imposed a ten year ban on internet and computer usage.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion vacating a federal conviction for failure to register, where the Appellant was no longer required to comply with federal SORNA.
Texas federal trial court finding that changes in the law mandating registration subsequent to a plea agreement where registration was not contemplated did not violate contractual Due Process rights, and that the claims were time barred.
10th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that a defendant's objection to a polygraph requirement in his supervision conditions on 5th Amendment grounds was premature.
Texas Supreme Court decision holding that in a SVP proceeding, the right to appear at trial means physical presence.
Texas Supreme Court opinion finding that, while it was error not to submit a jury instruction in a SVP trial informing the jury that they did not need to reach a unanimous verdict to find for the Petitioner, this error was harmless.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacating various conditions of supervised release imposing bans on internet access, computer use, and other activities and remanding for re-sentencing.
Texas Court of Appeals opinion reversing trial court's order revoking the supervision of Appellant and imposing a life sentence of imprisonment for failing to register, where the state failed to establish that Appellant knew he had a duty to register in his circumstances and where police interfered with his attempts to comply with the law.