Jonathan D. Frieden discusses a Tenth Circuit case previously noted on this blog.
On October 26, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, decided a case involving a sex-offender’s constitutional challenge of a Utah’s sex offender registry statute. Doe v. Shurtleff, 2010 WL 4188248 (C.A.10 (Oct. 26, 2010)). John Doe, a registered sex offender, appealed a decision from the district court enforcing the Utah statute that required all sex offenders living in Utah to register their “internet identifiers” and their corresponding websites with the state. John Doe was convicted of a sex offense, served a prison sentence, and was released without being placed on probation or supervised release. Nonetheless, Mr. Doe was required to comply with the states sex offender registry laws, which provided that he register all “internet identifiers” (defined as any electronic mail, chat, instant messenger, social networking, or similar name used for online communication) and “all online identifiers and passwords used to access” websites where he was using an online identifier.
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