Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts opinion reversing a lower court finding that the appellant violated his probation by not registering addresses where he performed home repairs and for performing repairs at an address where a child was present.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion finding that where an individual is in custody for a failure to register offense, they are 'in custody' for habeas corpus purposes with regard to the predicate sex offense that required registration.
6th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the denial of a motion to dismiss on qualified immunity grounds a civil rights lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who spent 19 months in prison for failure to register where state law did not require him to register as a sex offender.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing the dismissal of a federal failure to register indictment where the government could not show that the interstate travel was not legally compelled.
1st Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that venue for a federal failure to register prosecution is proper in the departure jurisdiction.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion vacating a federal conviction for failure to register, where the Appellant was no longer required to comply with federal SORNA.
8th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion finding that criminal sexual conduct and failure to register as a sex offender are both crimes involving moral turpitude for immigration removal purposes.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that venue in a federal failure to register case is proper in the district where the defendant departed from.
Texas Court of Appeals opinion reversing trial court's order revoking the supervision of Appellant and imposing a life sentence of imprisonment for failing to register, where the state failed to establish that Appellant knew he had a duty to register in his circumstances and where police interfered with his attempts to comply with the law.
8th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that trial court's instructions on 'knowing' with respect to a federal failure to register offense were not in error and did not require that the jury disregard Appellant's mistake-of-fact defense.