In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that retroactive application of "Sierah's Law", imposing a registration requirement on certain categories of violent offenders, is not an additional punishment or such a burden that it can be considered a violation of the Ohio Constitution's Retroactivity Clause. In so holding, the Court compared the registration requirements of the Violent Offender Database to Ohio's sex-offender-registration laws.
Minnesota state district court finding that retroactive application of state's predatory offender statute violated the presumption against the retroactive application of laws.
United States Supreme Court opinion holding that federal SORNA does not violate principles of non-delegation with respect to its application to people who had committed their offenses prior to its enactment.
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.
New Jersey Superior Court holding that legislative amendments to state SORN were not intended to have retroactive effect.
3rd Circuit Opinion dismissing plaintiffs claims related to immigration of foreign spouses under the AWA and constitutional claims that AWA infringed on marriage and immigration rights.
Ohio Supreme Court decision holding that residence restrictions could not be applied retroactively where, under state law, absent clear indication from legislature that law was intended to be applied retroactively, it could only operate prospectively.