Alaska Supreme Court opinion holding that requiring sex offense registration without providing individuals with an opportunity to rebut a presumption of dangerousness violated state constitutional Due Process protections regarding privacy.
After remand from Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit addresses Due Process challenge to civil commitment evidentiary standard, holding that it is not unconstitutional in light of prior decisions distinguishing civil and criminal proceedings.
Several individuals confined to North Dakota's hospital as sexually dangerous individuals filed § 1983 suit alleging various unconstitutional violations. In ongoing litigation, District Court has thus far ruled that state statutory scheme is facially unconstitutional in that it placed no affirmative duty on state authorities to discharge those who no longer met criteria.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that as applied to juveniles, SORN scheme was unconstitutional in that it deprived them of due process rights.
Ohio Supreme Court declared unconstitutional automatic, lifetime registration for juveniles under both state and federal constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment as well as denial of due process.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts found that preponderance of the evidence standard no longer sufficed for comporting with Due Process for tiering of sex offenders, clear and convincing standard would be required.
As-applied challenge to New Hampshire sex offender registration, alleging due process and ex post facto violations. NH Supreme Court found ex post facto violation, and required hearing to determine dangerousness as a remedy.
Federal civil rights lawsuit where several registrants in Nebraska challenged constitutionality of state laws barring them from social media and requiring provision of internet identifiers. Court struck laws down on various First and Fourteenth Amendment grounds.
Seventh Circuit Court of appeals affirming federal district court's denial of writ habeas corpus from petitioner who was civilly committed as SVP in Wisconsin on the basis of diagnoses of paraphilia NOS and antisocial personality disorder.
Eighth Circuit case reversing federal district court finding, in context of federal § 1983 lawsuit, that Minnesota's civil commitment program for those convicted of sexual offenses unconstitutionally deprived plaintiffs of due process rights under federal constitution.