Court for Baltimore City Case No. 24-C-15-004523
Graeff, Friedman, Thieme, Raymond G., Jr. (Senior Judge,
Specially Assigned), JJ.
August 2015, Dietrich filed a complaint for declaratory
judgment against the State of Maryland and the Maryland
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
(collectively "the State") in the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City seeking the following relief:
A. That this [c]ourt determine and adjudicate the duties of
the parties with respect to registration as a Tier III sex
B. That this [c]ourt determine that [Dietrich] should never
have been made to register as a sex offender;
C. That this [c]ourt declare the Sex Offender Registry laws
enacted after [his] conviction and providing for retroactive
application, unconstitutional as applied to [him.]
D. That this [c]ourt order [the State] to remove [Dietrich]
from all sex offender registries . . . [.]
State filed an answer to the complaint, and both parties
filed motions for summary judgment. Following a hearing, the
circuit court granted the State's motion for summary
judgment and denied Dietrich's motion. Dietrich presents
the following questions for our review:
1. Did the [circuit] court err in granting summary judgment
to [the State]?
A. Does Doe v. Department of Public Safety &
Correctional Services, 430 Md. 535 (2013)[(Doe
I)] apply to Mr. Dietrich?
B. Is Mr. Dietrich's continued presence on the Maryland
Sex Offender Registry a violation of the Privileges and
Immunities Clause? 
reasons set forth below, we shall affirm the judgment ...