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.
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.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the dismissal of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that California's "sexually violent predator" designation violated a variety of constitutional rights.
Washington Court of Appeals holding that, since state SORN was non-punitive, appellant was not deprived of right to jury trial when he was ordered to register, fact that neither plea nor element of the offense specified age of victim or biological relationship notwithstanding.
Washington Court of Appeals affirming conviction over Ex Post Facto challenge for failure to register where Defendant-Appellant was subject to weekly in-person registration requirements due to homelessness.
Idaho Court of Appeals holding that Idaho's SORN does not violate constitutional prohibitions against disproportionate punishment.
9th Circuit affirmed federal district court dismissal of habeas corpus petition, state court application of Smith v. Doe was not unreasonable in ex post facto challenge.
Federal civil rights case declaring unconstitutional provisions of California law that required registrants to disclose internet identifiers used and report any changes to them.