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Name: Connecticut Department of Safety v. Doe
Case #: 01-1231
Court: US Supreme Court
District USSup
Opinion Date: 03/05/2003
Subsequent History: Cross-cites: 123 S.Ct. 1160; 155 L.Ed.2d 98
Summary

Connecticut’s “Megan’s Law,” requiring registration of sexual offenders, does not deprive registrants of either a liberty interest or due process. Mere injury to reputation does not deprive one of liberty. Registrants have no due process right to a predeprivation hearing about whether they are currently dangerous because that determination is irrelevant to the statutory scheme. Respondent expressly relied upon a procedural challenge to the statute, and disavowed a substantive due process challenge.