9th Circuit Opinion affirming and vacating in part conditions of supervised release that were imposed by the district court related to treatment and employment subsequent to a conviction for a sex offense.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversing the dismissal of a civil rights complaint, alleging that confinement in a jail as a civil committee violated constitutional rights.
Montana Supreme Court Opinion reversing the trial court's decision to revoke a suspended sentence for failing to complete a treatment program in prison when the original sentence did not specify that was a requirement.
Arizona Supreme Court opinion holding that Arizona's sex offense registration statute is non-punitive and that registration could be required even when facts triggering registration were not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
California Court of Appeal decision finding that California state regulations excluding those convicted of non-violent sex offenses from parole eligibility contradicted plain text of a ballot initiatve, and thus was unlawful.
Washington Court of Appeals vacating conviction for failure to register, where registration depended on foreign state law and thus violated principles of nondelegation.
California Supreme Court Opinion holding that a lawsuit brought by therapists challenging a state law that mandated reporting to authorities whenever a client disclosed viewing illegal images to them stated a cognizable privacy claim under the California state constitution.
Hawaii Supreme Court reversing an administrative finding that Petitioner's out-of-state offense would qualify for registration, where the record was unclear as to whether the elements of Petitioner's offense would satisfy Hawaii statutory requirements.
Federal District Court for the Southern District of California finding that local San Diego ordinance enacting residential banishment laws for people convicted of sex offenses was preempted by state law.
California Court of Appeal affirming the dismissal of an SVP petition, where the state relied on inadmissible hearsay in the form of expert evaluator reports to meet their burden of proof.