Opinion from the Eastern District of New York holding that being subject to New York's SORA does not satisfy the "in custody" requirement for filing a habeas corpus petition.
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.
10th Circuit Court of Appeals denying COA on the argument that registration constitutes custody for habeas corpus purposes.
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.