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.
Washington Court of Appeals vacating conviction for failure to register, where registration depended on foreign state law and thus violated principles of nondelegation.
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals opinion finding that state registration scheme was not vague, that a 10-25 year sentence for failing to provide a correct phone number pursuant to that scheme was not disproportionate, but that a recidivist life sentence enhancement did violate the 8th Amendment.
Florida District Court of Appeal reversing conviction for failure to register as a sex offender on the grounds that state prosecutors never established elements of the offense.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion reversing the denial of a motion to dismiss a failure to register indictment as Appellant's requirement to register had already expired under federal law.
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.
Conviction for federal failure to register affirmed where Defendant-Appellant was not required to register as a sex offender under Tennessee state law, traveled internationally, then continued to not register on his return.
7th Circuit affirmation of lower court dismissal of civil rights class action brought by homeless people on the registry who were prevented from registering, then subsequently arrested and charged with failure to register offenses.
South Carolina Supreme Court reversing conviction for failing to register as a sex offender where evidence was not sufficient to demonstrate actual notice in change of registration law.