Middle District of Tennessee opinion granting a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of Tennessee's registration act against plaintiffs whose respective offenses were committed prior to enactment of the registration scheme, noting that well established Sixth Circuit precedent supports the conclusion that ex post facto application of Tennessee's registration statute is unconstitutional.
In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that retroactive application of "Sierah's Law", imposing a registration requirement on certain categories of violent offenders, is not an additional punishment or such a burden that it can be considered a violation of the Ohio Constitution's Retroactivity Clause. In so holding, the Court compared the registration requirements of the Violent Offender Database to Ohio's sex-offender-registration laws.
Michigan Supreme Court opinion holding that Michigan's SORA violates ex post facto prohibitions contained in the state and federal constitutions.
Federal trial court opinion for the Middle District of Tennessee granting a preliminary injunction in favor of a plaintiff bringing constitutional challenges to Tennessee's SORA.
Kentucky Supreme Court holding that lifetime registration was required for Appellant who was convicted of multiple counts of distribution of illegal images.
Federal trial court holding that application of Tennessee's sex offense registration act violated the Ex Post Facto clause as applied to two plaintiffs.
Ohio Supreme Court opinion holding that a state law designating certain individuals as sexually violent predators, subjecting them to enhanced criminal sentencing, could not be applied retroactively.
6th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the denial of a motion to dismiss on qualified immunity grounds a civil rights lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who spent 19 months in prison for failure to register where state law did not require him to register as a sex offender.
Federal district court in the Eastern District of Michigan dismissing broad constitutional challenge to federal SORNA.
Tennessee federal district court opinion granting preliminary injunction in favor of plaintiff who alleged that the application of Tennessee's SORA to him violated Ex Post Facto prohibitions.