Read the Tax Court decision here. In some US jurisdictions, the level of offender is reflecting the evaluated recidivism risk of the individual offender, while in others, the level is designated merely by the virtue of conviction, without assessing the risk level posed by the offender. Kennedy underscored the decision's focus on consensual adult sexual conduct in a private setting: Case involving the Medicaid denial of a request for breast reconstruction surgery: Petition for rehearing PDF format of the November 29th, decision filed by attorney for petitioner J. See web CPA article here. He was told that Texas' anti- sodomy statute, the "Homosexual Conduct" law, made it a Class C misdemeanor if someone "engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex". Read more about the case Barrett-Neto v. In the United States offenders are often classified in three categories: The State cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime. These disparities in state legislation have caused unexpected problems to some registrants when moving from state to another, finding themselves subject to public disclosure on their destination state's sex offender website, and longer registration periods sometimes for life , even though they originally were excluded from public registry and required to register for a shorter period. This is contrary to media depictions of stranger assaults or child molesters who kidnap children unknown to them. A study found no evidence that New York's registry or notification laws reduced sexual offenses by rapists, child molesters, sexual recidivists, or first-time sex offenders. Montana, for example, has a publicly accessible violent offender registry that includes crimes such as aggravated assault, robbery, assaulting a police officer, both deliberate and non-deliberate homicide and a third conviction for domestic violence.