Seventh Circuit opinion holding that Indiana law requiring individuals convicted of sex offenses pre-enactment to register due to existing registration obligations elsewhere did not violate equal protection.
California Court of Appeals opinion remanding matter to the trial court for further consideration and noting a likelihood of merit in claim that the trial court's failure to provide Appellant with a full advisement of his right to a jury trial in the context of a civil commitment proceeding pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act violated his right to equal protection under federal and state law.
District Court holding rejecting Full Faith and Credit Clause and Equal Protection arguments and holding, first, that Florida may require a new resident to register as a "sex offender" based on a crime committed in a state where the individual lived previously, even though a court in that state terminated that state's registration requirement and, second, that Florida is not required to purge or deny public access to prior registration records where an individual has left the state.
Fourth Circuit opinion rejecting Plaintiff-Appellant's Equal Protection and Eighth Amendment claims where a plea to a lesser offense resulted in worse treatment under the registry, holding that differential treatment between the charges of "carnal knowledge" and "indecent liberties" passed rationale basis scrutiny and that Virginia's registry scheme does not violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment" because it is not punitive.
Tenth Circuit opinion affirming district court decision denying petition for writ of habeas corpus by state prisoner serving indeterminate sentence of one year to life under Colorado Sex Offenders Act.
District of Idaho opinion granting a preliminary injunction preventing the state from forcing Plaintiffs to register as sex offenders based on Plaintiffs' pre-Lawrence v. Texas convictions for violating state Crime Against Nature statutes.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that Indiana's practice of requiring registration of individuals who committed offenses prior to the enactment of their registration law, but moved to Indiana subsequent to the enactment of the law, does not violate the constitutional right to travel.
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.
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.
Illinois district court opinion finding that the Illinois' Department of Corrections policy of prohibiting more than one registrant from residing at an address while on supervision to be unconstitutional under the 8th and 14th Amendments.