TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Apr 6, 2021

U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson yesterday ordered the state to remove two men from the sex offender registry, the Associated Press reports. The ruling only affects two men who sued after being placed on the registry retroactively. Richardson had already ruled in February that parts of the law violated the Ex Post Facto Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prevents people from being punished by a law passed after their crime was committed. Yesterday he ordered the state to stop enforcing any part of the law against the two plaintiffs and to remove their names from the sex offender registry.