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.
Federal trial court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 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 violated Equal Protection.
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.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court opinion holding that Pennsylvania's post-Muniz sex offense registration law constituted punishment, that thus could not be applied retroactively in the case of someone who committed their offense prior to any sex offense registry law.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion affirming the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's 'sexually violent predator' designations, which require additional fact-finding beyond a conviction for a sexual offense.
Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion holding that requiring sex offense registration for individual who committed sexual offenses as a juvenile, but was not convicted until reaching adulthood, was unconstitutional.
Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion holding that internet dissemination of sex offender registration information is punitive in effect, and thus retroactive application violates the federal Ex Post Facto clause.