Louisiana Supreme Court opinion holding that a conviction dismissed subsequent to successful completion of probation is still a registrable offense, and that Ex Post Facto concerns were not implicated in the case of a Florida resident who sought to avoid registration on his return to Louisiana.
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.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that denial of treatment during twenty-day convinement in a jail cell to individual civilly confined as a SVP did not violate clearly established law, and thus defendants were entitled to qualified immunity.
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.
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.