Reply To: Colorado ruling sparks deeper debate over sex offender registries

Will Crump

I was hopeful the tide would turn on this issue after the Supreme Court refused to grant Certiorari to Michigan following the 6th Circuit’s ruling against the retroactive application of the sex offender registry and it’s newest restrictions. It defies reason that retroactively applying residency restrictions is punitive, but withholding a person’s freedom indefinitely AFTER finishing their properly adjudged prison sentence is NOT worthy of the Court’s highest level of scrutiny. How can the court deny that one’s very freedom is unworthy of the court’s most critical evaluation?