D.C. Court of Appeals decision holding that sex offense registration and community notification requirements for minimum period of ten years, under SORA, constituted “penalty,” for purposes of determining whether crimes are sufficiently serious to trigger Sixth Amendment right to jury trial.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals opinion holding that D.C.'s SORA law does not violate Ex Post Faco prohibitions as applied to an individual convicted prior to its passage and required to register.
Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversing a federal trial court dismissal of a PROTECT Act indictment, finding that the PROTECT Act was a lawful exercise of cogressional authority under the treaty power and the Foreign Commerce Clause.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals opinion holding that the eviction of an individual who was convicted of a 1982 offense and subject to lifetime registration as a sex offender was proper in that it was not contrary to HUD regulations, and was not otherwise preempted.
Criminal appeal, federal supervised release conditions related to physiological testing and notifying about new romantic relationships vacated
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.