Montana Supreme Court opinion holding that Montana's sex offense registration statute ("SVORA"), as amended since 2007, is punitive in nature and cannot be retroactively applied to defendants whose convictions predate the 2007 amendments.
Federal trial court opinion finding that Montana's requirement that a plaintiff register as a sex offender for engaging in consensual sex with another male violates Equal Protection, Due Process, and privacy rights under the Montana constitution.
Montana Supreme Court opinion reversing a trial court's imposition of conditions of supervision restricting internet access, where the underlying offense had no nexus with the internet.
Montana Supreme Court Opinion reversing the trial court's decision to revoke a suspended sentence for failing to complete a treatment program in prison when the original sentence did not specify that was a requirement.
Federal trial court in Montana holding that while the court had the authority to terminate defendant's obligation to register as a sex offender under federal law, he would have to seek relief in state court to deregister under Montana's laws.Mon