District Court opinion holding that Tennessee's sex offense registry is punitive in nature and so retroactive application of amendments would violate the Ex Post Facto Clause.
Federal trial court opinion for the Middle District of Tennessee granting a preliminary injunction in favor of a plaintiff bringing constitutional challenges to Tennessee's SORA.
Federal trial court holding that application of Tennessee's sex offense registration act violated the Ex Post Facto clause as applied to two plaintiffs.
Tennessee federal district court opinion granting preliminary injunction in favor of plaintiff who alleged that the application of Tennessee's SORA to him violated Ex Post Facto prohibitions.
Federal trial court in the Eastern District of Tennessee finding that Tennessee's SORA could not be applied retroactively without implicating the Ex Post Facto clause.
Federal trial court for the Eastern District of Tennessee denying Petitioner's heabeas corpus motion to vacate her guilty plea where state of Tennessee required her registration as a sex offender despite federal law not requiring her to do so.
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals opinion vacating the guilty plea of the Petitioner who pled guilty as a juvenile to an offense that did not require registration at the time of his plea, but subsequently required registration.
Tennessee Supreme Court decision holding that trial court was without jurisdiction to modify order dismissing indictments for failure to register, and further commented on lack of apparent Due Process protections in Tennessee's statutory scheme.
Eastern District of Tennessee federal trial court holding that 2014 amendment to Tennessee's SORA violated the Ex Post Facto clause.
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that Tennessee's SORA statute was not unconstitutional Ex Post Facto punishment.