5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacating various conditions of supervised release imposing bans on internet access, computer use, and other activities and remanding for re-sentencing.
4th Circuirt Court of Appeals opinion affirming in part a federal sentence for engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign country, but reversing in part on the grounds that the district court failed to articulate reasons supporting computer-related conditions of supervised release.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the district court's imposition of various computer-related restrictions of supervised release on an individual who was not on supervision for a sex offense, but had a past conviction for a sex offense.
Vermont Supreme Court striking down several conditions of supervision for individual who had pled guilty to a sex offense, including prohibitions related to possession of pornography, warrantless search and computer monitoring.
District Court for New Mexico opinion finding that, in the context of a federal sentencing for a non-sex offense, the government could not impose sex offender conditions of release on the Defendant where the offense of instant conviction was not a sex offense and his only sex offense was more than ten years old.
Virginia Court of Appeals reversing trial court's imposition of general internet usage restriction as a condition of probation without articulating why such a condition would be narrowly tailored.
Illinois Supreme Court opinion finding that, as a condition of supervision, a total ban from access to social media websites violates the First Amendment.
Federal District Court for the Western District of New York denying summary judgment to state parole defendants over allegations that certain conditions of supervision relating to contact with Plaintiff's children and ability to attend church services violated his constitutional rights.
Minnesota Supreme Court opinion finding that Minnesota DOC failed to comply with the law in failing to release an individual, or else otherwise modifying conditions of release.
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing imposition of conditions of supervised release which, amongst others, prohibited defendant from using or possessing a computer or accessing any online service without prior approval.