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Argued: July 12, 2001

Appeal and cross-appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Robert N. Chatigny, Judge), inter alia, (i) granting summary judgment to the plaintiff on his claim under 42 U.S.C. � 1983 that Connecticut’s sexual offender registration law violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and (ii) entering declaratory and permanent injunctive relief limiting public disclosure of information contained in the registry. Affirmed.

In this appeal, we address the constitutionality of Connecticut’s version of “Megan’s Law,” Conn. Gen. Stat. �� 54-250-261 (2001), amended by 2001 Conn. Legis. Serv. 01-84 (West), which requires people convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect *fn1 of designated crimes to register with the State, and mandates disclosure of the information contained in the registry to the public in printed form and through the State’s Internet website. The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Robert N. Chatigny, Judge), in a thorough opinion, held that the law violates the plaintiff’s *fn2 right to procedural due process guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution but does not constitute an ex post facto law in violation of Article I, � 10 thereof. Doe v. Lee, 132 F. Supp. 2d 57 (D. Conn. 2001) (“Doe v. Lee”). In accordance with this ruling, the court entered declaratory and permanent injunctive relief prohibiting the State from disseminating the registry or disclosing registry information to the public except in limited circumstances. The defendants challenge the issuance of this injunction by appealing the underlying grant of summary judgment to the plaintiff on the due process claim. The plaintiff cross-appeals the court’s entry of judgment in favor of the defendants on the ex post facto challenge.

 
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