Southern District of Illinois opinion finding that systemic failures to provide adequate mental health treatment at Big Muddy River Correctional Center’s Sexually Dangerous Persons Program resulted in Plaintiffs’ detainment “without real hope of release” and deprived Plaintiffs of due process in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals nonprecedential opinion vacating in part the district court's imposition of special conditions of supervised release concluding that the district court did not adequately justify restrictions on computer and internet use.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that Indiana's practice of requiring registration of individuals who committed offenses prior to the enactment of their registration law, but moved to Indiana subsequent to the enactment of the law, does not violate the constitutional right to travel.
Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion holding that a database maintained by the state DOC of recidivism rates is discoverable under state discovery statutes in a SVP proceeding.
Wisconsin Court of Appeals opinion holding, in the context of an appeal over the stay of a juvenile sex offender registration order, that the inability to change one's name under state law does not implicate the freedom of expression.
Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion holding that expert evidence was not required in order to continue to find that a petitioner met the criteria for indefinite civil detention, and that the evidence was sufficient at trial.
Illinois Supreme Court Opinion affirming a criminal conviction for entering a park as someone with a past sex offense conviction in order to retrieve their own child.
Iowa Supreme Court opinion holding that where a defendant enters an Alford plea to an offense that is not a sexual offense, the state may not use the minutes of the plea to establish sexual motivation for registration purposes and that the proper remedy is a remand to develop the record.
Federal trial court in Wisconsin dismissing a First Amendment complaint alleging the unconstitutionality of a Wisconsin state law prohibiting name changes for people with past sex offense convictions.
Illinois Court of Appeals vacating a prior judgment holding that Illinois' sex offense registration violated federal and state constitutional principles, in light of Illinois Supreme Court precedent that it lacked jurisdiction to consider constitutional challenges to registration on direct appeal.