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.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing as waived arguments that the district court's determination that a defendant who pled guilty to a Travel Act violation must register as a sex offender, where the plea agreement contained an appellate waiver and the sentence was not otherwise illegal.
Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that "residence" means something more than a temporary shelter or jail cell, in finding the state's evidence legally insufficient to convict a defendant of railing to register.
Federal trial court in Montana holding that while the court had the authority to terminate defendant's obligation to register as a sex offender under federal law, he would have to seek relief in state court to deregister under Montana's laws.Mon
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.