Deanna Cann & Deena Scott, Sex Offender Residence Restrictions and Homelessness: A Critical Look at South Carolina, Criminal Justice Policy Review (2019) Abstract Sex offender residence restrictions (SORRs) have been widely implemented across the United States since the 1990s. A common concern regarding the implementation of SORRs is the decrease in viable housing options for …
District court for the Middle District of Alabama holding that various provisions of Alabama's SORN law did not violate constitutional provisions with two exceptions related to travel and homelessness.
California Supreme Court invalidating blanket imposition of residential banishment laws to those convicted of sex offenses and and parole.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that residential banishment law for those convicted of sex offenses that was enacted by city was effectively preempted under Massachusetts Home Rule amendment.
Criminal trial court dismissing citations against defendants for violating residential banishment ordinance.
7th Circuit Case affirming dismissal of constitutional claims brought against Illinois' residence restrictions, inter alia, Ex Post Facto, Takings Clause, and both Substantive and Procedural Due Process arguments.
California Supreme Court affirmed holding of lower court ruling on state habeas that blanket enforcement of California's residency restrictions violated Due Process under the 14th Amendment.
5th Circuit case affirming lower court grant of summary judgment to city in re challenge ordinance restricting where those on the registry may reside based on due process and equal protection.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court opinion declaring unconstitutional local ordinance restricting where people on the registry may live on the grounds of preemption.
Seventh Circuit affirmed district court's grant of summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity to state officials on monetary claims that state law which allowed for continued detention of plaintiff past his maximum release date due to inability to locate housing.