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Connecticut Dept. of Public Safety v. Doe

Docket No.: 01-1231
Certiorari Granted: May 20 2002
Argued: November 13, 2002
Decided: March 5, 2003

Topics:

Due Process, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Due Process, EPA, Equal Protection Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, murder

PartyNames: Connecticut Department of Public Safety, et al. v. John Doe, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly
Petitioner: Connecticut Department of Public Safety, et al.
Respondent: John Doe, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Citation: CA 2, 271 F.3d 38. QUESTION PRESENTED Did the Court of Appeals erroneously conclu de, contrary to other courts of appealsand in a manner inconsistent with the Court's ruling in Paul v. Davis , that Connecticut's Sex Offender Registration Law implicates an offender's liberty interestby listing offenders in an undifferentiated Registry, and violates due process by failing to afford the offender a hearing regarding his "current dangerousness" before publishing true and accurate in formation about him and his conviction history?
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Connecticut Department of Public Safety, et al.
v.
John Doe, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly
538 U.S. 1 (2003)
Question:

Does the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause require that persons convicted of sexual offenses subject to Connecticut's "Megan's Law" receive a hearing before the public disclosure of their registry?

Connecticut Dept. of Public Safety v. Doe
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 13, 2002

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Connecticut Dept. of Public Safety, 0 vote(s) against
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