Federal trial court in Minnesota refusing to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit alleging constitutional violations stemming from MSOP officials refusing to allow family visitations with civilly committed individual.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissing a federal civil rights complaint alleging violations of state and federal constitutional provisions related to Ex Post Facto punishment and Due Process.
Unpublished 11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the district court dismissal of a constitutional challenge to Georgia's sex offense registry laws, alleging violations of the Ex Post Facto clause, Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection, and violations of the Eighth Amendment.
Federal trial court in Southern District of New York granting preliminary injunction halting imposition of sex offense registry and parole requirements in case of plaintiff who committed no sexual offense.
Alaska Supreme Court opinion holding that requiring sex offense registration without providing individuals with an opportunity to rebut a presumption of dangerousness violated state constitutional Due Process protections regarding privacy.
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.
South Carolina Supreme Court holding that there is both a statutory and constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel in SVP proceedings.
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.
Florida federal trial court dismissing complaint alleging that Florida's practice of perpetual registration of extraterritorial registrants was unconstitutional.
Federal trial court in Louisiana dismissing a lawsuit alleging violations of Due Process and Equal Protection based on treatment of out of state conviction.