Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion vacating trial court opinion finding that Pennsylvania's sex offense registry violated various constitutional provisions related to punishment and reputation, and remanded for fact-finding on rates of re-offense.
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.
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals opinion finding that state registration scheme was not vague, that a 10-25 year sentence for failing to provide a correct phone number pursuant to that scheme was not disproportionate, but that a recidivist life sentence enhancement did violate the 8th Amendment.
Louisiana Supreme Court opinion declining, on procedural grounds, to address argument that juvenile sex offense registration violates 8th Amendment.
District Court for Connecticut declining to dismiss a prisoner's § 1983 suit alleging violations of Procedural Due Process, where he was assigned a sex offender risk score without a hearing, and was not incarcerated for a sex offense.
Federal district court in the Eastern District of Michigan dismissing broad constitutional challenge to federal SORNA.
Kansas Court of Appeals opinion holding that KORA does not violate prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment or retroactive punishment in the context of a person required to register who committed their offense as a juvenile.
Unpublished 11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the district court dismissal of a constitutional challenge to Georgia's sex offense registry laws, alleging violations of the Ex Post Facto clause, Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection, and violations of the Eighth Amendment.
Colorado Court of Appeals holding that requiring lifetime registration for juveniles adjudicated of sex offenses constitutes punishment for Eighth Amendment purposes, and remanded the case for consideration of whether the Eighth Amendment is violated when the state mandates lifetime sex offense registration for juveniles.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversing the denial of an Eighth Amendment challenge to a "third strike" California sentence for failing to register as a sex offender.