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.
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that Tennessee's SORA statute was not unconstitutional Ex Post Facto punishment.
Kentucky Supreme Court decision finding that, despite civil intent, residence restrictions were so punitive as to negate civil intent. Thus, their application to persons who had committed their offenses prior to their enactment violated state and federal constitutional prohibitions on ex post facto laws.
6th Circuit Opinion holding that duty to register and ability of federal government to prosecute for failing to register is not dependent on state's compliance with Adam Walsh Act, and that federal SORNA does not violate Ex Post Facto, 10th Amendment, or nondelegation principles.