Robin Vander Wall
Yes we will. The question before the court in Conn. Dep’t of Pub Safety v. Doe was very narrow and would not have turned on whether anyone pleaded to or was convicted of a crime. The question was whether or not plaintiffs had any constitutional protections against the fact of their convictions being published by the state. The Court said no. As part of its reasoning, the Court argued that plaintiffs had already been afforded Due Process protections as a part of their trials (whether they plead out or not).