Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court opinion holding as a matter of first impression that private, planned community restrictive covenants prohibiting the residence of individuals required to register under Pennsylvania's sex offense registry are void as a matter of public policy.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court opinion concluding that based on recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent SORNA II is nonpunitive in effect and retroactive application of the statute did not violate Petitioner's rights under state and federal ex post facto clauses.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion applying a categorical approach analysis and concluding that sexual assault under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and sexual assault under the Pennsylvania Criminal Code are not comparable offenses supporting the classification of Appellee as a tier III registrant under Pennsylvania's Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania opinion holding that retroactive application of sex offender registration law was punitive, supporting finding of unconstitutional ex post facto law, even where triggering offense occurred in another state and defendant complied with that state's registry requirements before moving to Pennsylvania.
Federal district court, following remand from court of appeals, granting defendants' motion for summary judgment on claims that Pennsylvania's SORNA violated Due Process & Ex Post Facto constitutional provisions, in addition to retaliation and defamation claims.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court order reversing lower court finding that Pennsylvania's SORA was punitive and could not be applied retroactively.
Third Circuit opinion reversing district court and holding that Pennsylvania's practice of treating people convicted of sex offenses differently than other individuals for the purposes of placement in halfway houses due to community concerns did not violate Equal Protection Clause.
Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion holding that, in the context of an individual convicted of custodial interference, the application of SORNA creates an irrebuttable presumption of future dangerousness and thus violates state constitutional principles.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opinion holding that Pennsylvania's second-generation sex offense registration statute is non-punitive and thus ex post facto challenges against it fail.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion vacating trial court opinion finding that Pennsylvania's sex offense registry violated various constitutional provisions related to punishment and reputation, and remanded for fact-finding on rates of re-offense.