Thursday, August 25, 2016

U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Michigan Sex Offender Restrictions ARE Punitive and Retroactive Laws Passed by Legislature DO Violate Ex Post Facto

If I hadn’t joined Twitter back in April I wouldn’t have seen Professor Corey Rayburn Yung’s tweets about this BIG decision today! 

A heads up to the Virginia Legislature! 

Today the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with two points I’ve been making for 8 years here in Virginia. Our Register Sex Offender restrictions (loitering, residency, employment, date changes, etc) are 100% punitive AND when the Legislature passes new RSO laws every year if the Legislature doesn't
include a start date so then the VSP applies them retroactively to existing RSO's that's a Constitutional violation!

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruled that:
  1. Michigan’s Sex Offender Restrictions ARE Punitive, not simply administrative
  2. Michigan’s Retroactive Laws against Registered Sex Offenders Passed by Legislature over the Years DO Violate Ex Post Facto