I realized that I had the date wrong for Smith after posting this. I must be thinking of 1994 because that’s when the registry started.
I read the entire case again and realized I had my cases mixed up. Thank you for the correction. After reading Justice Roberts comments in the Smith case, I feel that he may rule in our favor on this one and possible future cases now.
During Smith, the registry was much less intrusive than it is now. It also appears that decision relied heavily on the supposed high recidivism rate. It also speculated as to effectiveness of the law without any prior evidence. We now have the evidence of the ineffectiveness of the registry which has already started swaying lower courts in our favor.
I am highly confident about the outcome of this case, and I’m a little excited about the possible precedent it could set.