In an opinion entered earlier this month. A North Carolina District Court Judge found the state’s process for adding people to their sex offender registry who had been convicted out of state, was unconstitutional.
In this case, the plaintiff’s case was out of Washington State. He moved to North Carolina, where he was originally told he did not have to register, but after moving within North Carolina, was told he did. The decision to place someone on the registry is not made by a judge. It’s made by a deputy in the Sheriff’s office.
Plaintiff sued, arguing among other things, his placement on the registry violated his right to due process of law. The Court agreed!
A copy of the court’s decision can be found here: Meredith v. Stein Opinion on Summary Judgment