Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects transgender woman's challenge to Wisconsin registry based on registry provision preventing registrants from legally changing their names, concluding that (1) under well established precedent, placement on the registry is not a “punishment” under the Eighth Amendment and, even if it was, registration is neither cruel not unusual, and (2) petitioner’s right to free speech does not encompass the power to compel the State to facilitate a change of her legal name.
Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion holding that a database maintained by the state DOC of recidivism rates is discoverable under state discovery statutes in a SVP proceeding.
Wisconsin Court of Appeals opinion holding, in the context of an appeal over the stay of a juvenile sex offender registration order, that the inability to change one's name under state law does not implicate the freedom of expression.
Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion holding that expert evidence was not required in order to continue to find that a petitioner met the criteria for indefinite civil detention, and that the evidence was sufficient at trial.
Federal trial court in Wisconsin dismissing a First Amendment complaint alleging the unconstitutionality of a Wisconsin state law prohibiting name changes for people with past sex offense convictions.
Wisconsin Court of Appeals opinion finding that state statute that required disclosure of internet identifiers was not facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
Civil suit brought by registrants in Wisconsin challenging local residency restrictions. District Court found that the restrictions violated prohibition against ex post facto punishments and equal protection.
Seventh Circuit affirming dismissal of habeas corpus petition by civilly committed individual who alleged, inter alia, that diagnoses of paraphilia and personality disorder NOS as well as failure to specifically find lack of volitional control by committing court violated constitutional rights.