Federal district court in the Eastern District of Michigan dismissing broad constitutional challenge to federal SORNA.
Eastern District of Tennessee federal trial court holding that 2014 amendment to Tennessee's SORA violated the Ex Post Facto clause.
Kentucky Supreme Court opinion finding that failure to advise as to sex offense registration in the context of a guilty plea constitutes deficient performance under the Sixth Amendment.
Conviction for federal failure to register affirmed where Defendant-Appellant was not required to register as a sex offender under Tennessee state law, traveled internationally, then continued to not register on his return.
6th Circuit Opinion holding that individual has no Procedural Due Process Right to challenge classification as a Sexual Predator where that designation is not material to state law.
Federal civil rights lawsuit striking down Kentucky state social media ban and internet identifier registration requirements.
Ohio Supreme Court found, on state constitutional grounds, that SORN as applied to defendant was a violation against prohibition on retroactive punishments.
Ohio Supreme Court declared unconstitutional automatic, lifetime registration for juveniles under both state and federal constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment as well as denial of due process.
Sixth Circuit Opinion declaring provisions of Michigan's SORA regime unconstitutional under Ex Post Facto Clause. Opinion notable for its tone, rejection of Smith v. Doe's assumptions about recidivism, and reliance on scientific evidence.
Ohio Supreme Court decision holding that residence restrictions could not be applied retroactively where, under state law, absent clear indication from legislature that law was intended to be applied retroactively, it could only operate prospectively.