South Dakota Supreme Court holding that the registration requirement for certain juvenile sex offenders, which did not provide the same opportunity provided to adults who commit same offense to have names removed from registry if they obtained suspended imposition of sentence, violated equal protection.
Civil rights lawsuit brought by individuals civilly committed in Iowa challenging constitutionality of continued detention. District court dismissed various claims in light of Karsjens decision.
Missouri Supreme Court held that state constitutional prohibition against retrospective laws applied only to civil, not criminal laws, therefore presence restrictions applied to people on the registry could be constitutionally applied retroactively.
Iowa Supreme Court holding that juvenile sex offender registration requirement, while it does constitute punishment, it is not cruel and unusual.
Several individuals confined to North Dakota's hospital as sexually dangerous individuals filed § 1983 suit alleging various unconstitutional violations. In ongoing litigation, District Court has thus far ruled that state statutory scheme is facially unconstitutional in that it placed no affirmative duty on state authorities to discharge those who no longer met criteria.
Federal civil rights lawsuit where several registrants in Nebraska challenged constitutionality of state laws barring them from social media and requiring provision of internet identifiers. Court struck laws down on various First and Fourteenth Amendment grounds.
Eighth Circuit holding that Nebraska's SORA statutes requiring registration of anyone required to register in other states did not apply to juvenile required to register in Minnesota as a result of juvenile adjudication as a delinquent.
Iowa Supreme Court affirming judgment of trial court that petition by person on registry seeking declaratory relief that residence restrictions did not apply to him was without merit.
Eighth Circuit opinion reversing district court grant of judgment to group of registrant plaintiffs who filed suit alleging various constitutional violations as a result of Iowa statute imposing 2,000 foot residency restrictions.
Eighth Circuit case reversing federal district court finding, in context of federal § 1983 lawsuit, that Minnesota's civil commitment program for those convicted of sexual offenses unconstitutionally deprived plaintiffs of due process rights under federal constitution.