California Court of Appeal opinion holding that old age, standing alone, is not a sufficient basis for overturning a SVP commitment.
California Supreme Court Opinion holding that a voter-passed constitutional amendment expanding parole eligibility to individuals convicted of non-violent felonies included non-violent sex offenses or people otherwise required to register.
California Court of Appeal opinion finding that a 12 year trial delay in a SVP proceeding violates Due Process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal trial court order denying motion to dismiss lawsuit regarding San Diego's residential banishment laws, alleging various constitutional violations.
Federal district court granting application for temporary restraining order, enjoining local authorities from enforcing ordinance that would have forced those required to register to place a sign on the exterior of their homes on Halloween that there was no candy at the residence.