No. 22-50434.

81 F.4th 397 (2023)

Sammy TAWAKKOL, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant, v. Manager Sheila VASQUEZ, in her official capacity as Manager of the Texas Department of Public Safety-Sex Offender Registration Bureau; Director Steven McCraw, in his official capacity as Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED August 24, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard Scott Gladden , Law Office of Richard Gladden, Denton, TX, Jack Benjamin Zimmermann, Esq. , Zimmermann & Zimmermann, P.L.L.C., Conroe, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

Kathryn Cherry , Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Solicitor General, Austin, TX, Christopher Lee Lindsey , Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas, Austin, TX, for Defendants-Appellants/Cross-Appellees.

Courtney Dixon , U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae.

Before Haynes and Engelhardt, Circuit Judges, and deGravelles, District Judge.

Sammy Tawakkol sued two Texas state officials, asserting that they violated his right to procedural due process when they notified him that he was required to register as a sex offender under Texas law. After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in Tawakkol's favor. Because we conclude that Tawakkol's suit is...

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