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



I read a few mentions in the comments about this ruling only applying to the people involved in the lawsuit….but how could that be? How could “punitive” not apply to EVERYONE on the registry?

I’ll steal Robin’s example as an example;

If someone is being loud and obnoxious at 3:00am, and there isn’t a “noise pollution” law or whatever it would fall under (disturbing the peace, perhaps), all it usually takes is ONE complaint and the next thing you know, you’ve got a law that states that NO ONE can have loud music or be loud after a certain hour of the evening (in most places that’s 10:00pm).

So how can this lawsuit and judgement end up ONLY applying to those who filed the suit? Someone explain, please.