State v. Ward

In State v. Ward, 123 Wn.2d 488, 869 P.2d 1062 (1994), the Court upheld the registration requirement for sex offenders against a variety of challenges, including a claim that the requirement to register violated the due process rights of offenders. The petitioners here do not reassert a challenge to the registration requirement nor do they assail the statutory provision requiring community notification. Their personal restraint petitions are limited to presenting a question that we did not address in Ward, i.e., whether offenders have a due process right to notice and a hearing before their risk level is determined and information about them is disseminated to the public.