South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion holding that a competency evaluation is not a requirement of Due Process in the context of state SVP proceedings.
District Court of Minnesota opinion finding that civil committees in Minnesota's civil commitment program are not employees as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act and thus their claims for violations fo that act were to be dismissed. Furthermore, that the state defendants were entitled to immunity under the Portal-to-Portal act.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the lower court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an individual incarcerated on a sex offense who sued alleging that Department of Corrections Regulations that resulted in him being denied in-person visitation with his minor daughter violated Equal Protection and Due Process.
South Carolina Supreme Court Opinion holding that lifetime registration without an opportunity to review one's risk of re-offense violates Due Process.
Federal trial court opinion finding that Montana's requirement that a plaintiff register as a sex offender for engaging in consensual sex with another male violates Equal Protection, Due Process, and privacy rights under the Montana constitution.
Federal district court, following remand from court of appeals, granting defendants' motion for summary judgment on claims that Pennsylvania's SORNA violated Due Process & Ex Post Facto constitutional provisions, in addition to retaliation and defamation claims.
Federal district court opinion finding no constitutional violation with regard to Nebraska requiring juveniles adjudicated out of state and registered privately in their respective states to be placed on Nebraska's public registry upon moving there.
Kansas Supreme Court opinion reversing a lower court holding that jury instructions in a SVP transitional release trial were not sufficient to comport with Due Process.
Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion holding that a database maintained by the state DOC of recidivism rates is discoverable under state discovery statutes in a SVP proceeding.
Virginia Supreme Court opinion holding that a trial court in a SVP commitment proceeding committed harmless error when it excluded proposed evidence from a respondent where the respondent failed to cooperate with a state examiner in the proceeding.