Reply To: SCOTUS Denies to Hear Muniz


The fact that a Las Vegas sex offender was murdered due to his status as a registrant should be proof-positive that Judge Matsch in CO got it spot-on by ruling the Colorado registry unconstitutional on the grounds that it violates the 8th Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. In Judge Matsch’s ruling he pointed out that the cruel and unusual punishment came at the hands of the public because they use the registry to target, harass, threaten, etc. the offenders listed thereon. He pointed out that the punishment these offenders face at the hands of the public goes far beyond what was imposed by the courts and is in fact cruel and unusual punishment.

Colorado sex offender registration act is unconstitutional, federal judge declares