As a matter of first impression, the 11th Circuit held that Florida's registration and reporting requirements for individuals convicted of sex offenses did not substantially limit a registrant's actions or movement, and thus, registrant was not “in custody,” within meaning of habeas statute.
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.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing in part a lower court dismissal of a civil detainee who brought a lawsuit alleging violation of his Due Process rights in connection with his transport to a court hearing and detention in a jail.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion holding that a lawsuit challenging Florida's practice of publicly displaying the registration information of a plaintiff who no longer lived in the state was time bared.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the denial of the lower court to allow an as-applied Ex Post Facto claim in a lawsuit over Miami-Dade's housing banishment laws.
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.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida opinion dismissing with prejudice on the grounds of lack of organizational standing a civil rights lawsuit alleging various constitutional violations of Florida's sex offense registry.
Florida federal trial court dismissing complaint alleging that Florida's practice of perpetual registration of extraterritorial registrants was unconstitutional.
District Court finding Florida statute requiring public registration of someone who was not required to register and convicted out of state unconstitutional under Equal Protection clause.
Criminal trial court dismissing citations against defendants for violating residential banishment ordinance.