Iowa Supreme Court opinion holding that although inmates have a liberty interest in parole, the state is not violating inmates' right to due process by delaying sex offense treatment that must completed to be meaningfully considered for parole. The opinion states that the Iowa Department of Corrections has acted reasonably in attempting to address the fact there are too many individuals convicted of sex offenses in the system to provide treatment on a timely basis.
Iowa Court of Appeals opinion holding that a subsequent SVP petition is not barred, on claim preclusion grounds, by the dismissal of a prior SVP petition.
Iowa Supreme Court opinion reversing and remanding a trial court opinion denying Appellant's petition to be removed from the registry after he had met the statutory criteria.
Iowa Supreme Court opinion holding that where a defendant enters an Alford plea to an offense that is not a sexual offense, the state may not use the minutes of the plea to establish sexual motivation for registration purposes and that the proper remedy is a remand to develop the record.
Iowa Supreme Court Opinion affirming the conviction of Appellant who was charged with violating Internet Identifier reporting requirements over challenges based on Ex Post Facto Clause and First Amendment grounds.
Civil rights lawsuit brought by individuals civilly committed in Iowa challenging constitutionality of continued detention. District court dismissed various claims in light of Karsjens decision.
Iowa Supreme Court holding that juvenile sex offender registration requirement, while it does constitute punishment, it is not cruel and unusual.
Iowa Supreme Court affirming judgment of trial court that petition by person on registry seeking declaratory relief that residence restrictions did not apply to him was without merit.