Unpublished 11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the district court dismissal of a constitutional challenge to Georgia's sex offense registry laws, alleging violations of the Ex Post Facto clause, Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection, and violations of the Eighth Amendment.
Colorado Court of Appeals holding that requiring lifetime registration for juveniles adjudicated of sex offenses constitutes punishment for Eighth Amendment purposes, and remanded the case for consideration of whether the Eighth Amendment is violated when the state mandates lifetime sex offense registration for juveniles.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversing the denial of an Eighth Amendment challenge to a "third strike" California sentence for failing to register as a sex offender.
Northern District of Illinois federal trial court holding that Illinois Department of Corrections policies for continuing to imprison people who were unable to obtain lawful housing was not constitutional.
Illinois Court of Appeals holding that, as applied, placement on the sex offense registry constitutes disproportionate punishment under both the state and federal constitutions.
Iowa Supreme Court holding that juvenile sex offender registration requirement, while it does constitute punishment, it is not cruel and unusual.
Idaho Court of Appeals holding that Idaho's SORN does not violate constitutional prohibitions against disproportionate punishment.
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.
Federal district court in Colorado, in as-applied challenge, declares Colorado's sex offender registry violative of Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to U.S. Constitution.
Seventh Circuit affirmed district court's grant of summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity to state officials on monetary claims that state law which allowed for continued detention of plaintiff past his maximum release date due to inability to locate housing.