Reply To: Federal judiciary finally sees light: Restrictions are punishment

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Fred
Fred
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I think that most of us who participate with RSOL haven’t been involved with SO Laws long enough to be familiar with this, but I remember about 15 years ago a Federal Judge (I believe in California) ruled SORs to be unconstitutional and they were shut down nationally almost immediately after the ruling. I actually received a letter from the State Police telling me that due to this ruling I no longer had to register. However within in a year, I guess the states appealed or something, I received another letter from the State Police telling me that I had to start registering again. I do not remember what the circumstances were in this case, but I do remember it was swift and registries nationwide were closed.

I do realize this case is different and will not happen that swiftly. I wonder if anyone remembers that case about 15 years ago and what the circumstances were that lead to registries being close almost immediately after the ruling.