Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sex offender registration challenged

Missouri's sex offender registry is under legal attack, according an Associated Press article.
Documents filed yesterday say the law is unfair because it makes all offenders register for life whether they are violent rapists or someone who committed a consensual act as a teenager.
In the documents, lawyers argue that the law is "overly broad and deprives people of their constitutionally protected due process and equal protection rights." The documents were filed in connection with an appeal of a Jan. 6 Jackson County decision, which upheld the sex offender registry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about the protection of the innocent people who would become the victims of sex offenders, if they did not know around whom to be cautious? Don't be stupid and do stupid things, and then you will not have to file papers and check boxes that you don't want to be forced to check for the rest of your life.