By Sandy . . . On July 31, a district court in North Carolina ruled that a suit brought against the state, a suit challenging the constitutionality of certain aspects of North Carolina’s sexual offense registry, may proceed. In denying the state’s motion to dismiss, the court found that the action is based on a plausible constitutional claim.
Filed by NARSOL and by NCRSOL on behalf of “John Doe,” the suit alleges that changes in the law, as applied to Doe, constitute an ex post facto violation in regard to five amendments that affect only those with sexual crimes convictions.
Look for a more thorough analysis in the days to come.
Sandy, a NARSOL board member, is communications director for NARSOL, editor-in-chief of the Digest, and a writer for the Digest and the NARSOL website. Additionally, she participates in updating and managing the website and assisting with a variety of organizational tasks.