4th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the lower court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an individual incarcerated on a sex offense who sued alleging that Department of Corrections Regulations that resulted in him being denied in-person visitation with his minor daughter violated Equal Protection and Due Process.
New Jersey district court opinion dismissing a constitutional challenge to New Jersey's sex offense registration scheme in the context of plaintiffs who had been adjudicated as juveniles.
District Court for Connecticut declining to dismiss a prisoner's § 1983 suit alleging violations of Procedural Due Process, where he was assigned a sex offender risk score without a hearing, and was not incarcerated for a sex offense.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that district court lacked the authority to dismiss a commitment proceeding against someone who was not competent to stand trial, and that furthermore such a commitment proceeding would not offend Due Process protections.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts holding that amendments to law altering classification could not constitutionally apply retroactively to certain individuals who were classified as "level two" offenders prior to enactment.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming that sex offender registration implicates a protected liberty interest and that Due Process is violated when someone not convicted of a sex offense is required to register as a sex offender without a hearing and other protections.
Federal trial court in North Carolina Judgment and Consent Order precluding the registration of an individual convicted of out-of-state without an opportunity to be heard.
Florida federal trial court dismissing complaint alleging that Florida's practice of perpetual registration of extraterritorial registrants was unconstitutional.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the dismissal of civil rights complaint challenging's Doe's reclassification as a sexually violent offender on standing, ripeness, and Procedural Due Process grounds.
United States Supreme Court Opinion holding that individuals required to register as sex offenders are not entitled to a hearing prior to registration to determine dangerousness, as dangerousness was not relevant to the statutory scheme.