Did Court Err in Vacating Sex Offender's Convictions Based on 'Adam Walsh Act' Provisions Later Held Unconstitutional?
In Case Where Defendant Failed to Report Address Change, Gave Police False Address
State of Ohio v. Lindell W. Brunning, Jr., Case no. 2011-1066
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
ISSUE: Did the Eighth District Court of Appeals commit reversible error when it vacated the convictions of a Cleveland man for violating sex offender reporting requirements imposed by the Adam Walsh Act (AWA) based on Ohio Supreme Court decisions holding that it was unconstitutional to apply the AWA’s reporting requirements to persons like the defendant?