Reply To: Federal judge holds Colorado registry is punishment; violates Eighth Amendment


Tony From Long Island

These past few months have been very positive. I wrote my masters thesis on the subject in 2010 and made many of the same arguments that are now being ruled on using the Mendoza factors.

It’s important for everyone to argue that when any court cites the Supreme Court in saying that the risk the sex offenders pose is “frightening and real,” the Supreme Court was actually misquoting itself. The original case where that phrase came from was solely about UNTREATED sex offenders. Since Smith v. Doe, hundreds of court decisions have used that phrase out of context.