TN: Great Decision Out of Tennessee – Registry Violates Ex Post Facto

Yesterday, a Federal District Court in Tennessee found that the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, as applied to the Plaintiff, violates the Constitution. The Court found; that the restrictions of SORVTA are much like traditional punishments of shaming, banishment, and probation, particularly when those restrictions are imposed for life, that the registry imposes an affirmative disability or restraint on Plaintiff, that…

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PA court rules some aspects of sex offender registry constitute punishment

By Sandy . . . The case is T.S. v. Pennsylvania State Police; the decision can be viewed here. A legal representative with PARSOL — Pennsylvania Assoc. for Rational Sexual Offense Laws — stated, “[The decision] is GOOD. It will be most helpful with our push to reform how the SVP label is applied just arbitrarily . . . ”…

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