3rd Circuit Court of Appeals holding that PA SORNA constitutes "custody" for habeas purposes, and is not merely a collateral consequence of a conviction.
South Carolina Supreme Court holding that there is both a statutory and constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel in SVP proceedings.
9th Circuit affirmed federal district court dismissal of habeas corpus petition, state court application of Smith v. Doe was not unreasonable in ex post facto challenge.
Seventh Circuit affirming dismissal of habeas corpus petition by civilly committed individual who alleged, inter alia, that diagnoses of paraphilia and personality disorder NOS as well as failure to specifically find lack of volitional control by committing court violated constitutional rights.
Seventh Circuit Court of appeals affirming federal district court's denial of writ habeas corpus from petitioner who was civilly committed as SVP in Wisconsin on the basis of diagnoses of paraphilia NOS and antisocial personality disorder.