Washington Supreme Court opinion granting required registrant's application for admission to the WSBA after considering the applicant’s “past wrongful behavior” alongside “the steps he has taken to improve himself and hold himself accountable” concluding that applicant had adequately established his good moral character and fitness to practice law and stating "like all of us, [the applicant] is more than the sum of the worst moments of his life."
Ninth Circuit opinion, on remand from the United States Supreme Court, concluding that Appellant was not “in custody” under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 as result of his Alaska state conviction, despite SORNA registration requirements in Tennessee based on his Alaska conviction.
District of Idaho opinion granting a preliminary injunction preventing the state from forcing Plaintiffs to register as sex offenders based on Plaintiffs' pre-Lawrence v. Texas convictions for violating state Crime Against Nature statutes.
Washington Supreme Court opinion holding that a condition of supervision requiring pre-approval of all internet access by a supervision officer did not violate the First Amendment.
Arizona Supreme Court opinion holding that, under state law, trial courts have discretion whether or not to order a SVP screening when requested by the government.
Federal trial court opinion finding that Montana's requirement that a plaintiff register as a sex offender for engaging in consensual sex with another male violates Equal Protection, Due Process, and privacy rights under the Montana constitution.
Washington Supreme Court affirming decision of Court of Appeals finding that an order revoking civil detainee's release to a less restrictive alternative is not appealable as a matter of right.
California Court of Appeal opinion holding that old age, standing alone, is not a sufficient basis for overturning a SVP commitment.
Supreme Court of Alaska opinion holding that, for the purposes of interpreting the 1994 registration law, convictions that were set aside do not count for registration purposes.
Nevada Supreme Court opinion holding that the rights of an individual who was required to register were not violated when a state trial court refused to grant his petition to terminate his registration status.