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ME: Maine’s highest court finds decision in sex offender case flawed

Justices tell a lower court to look again at a man’s challenge to being placed on the list retroactively in the wake of new legislation.

A Maine judge must give further consideration to whether a man’s rights were violated by legislative action requiring him to be placed on the state sex offender registry retroactively, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday. Full Article

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  1. Ron

    This could be a great case for us us if they get a win here since we need as much proof as possible to prove to the US Supreme Court that the registry is punishment.

  2. Janice Bellucci

    The Supreme Court of Maine is to be commended for its decision requiring a lower court to reconsider its unlawful decision. There is a small, but growing number of state supreme courts that continue to chip away at the 2003 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court which stated that being on the registry is not punishment and therefore new laws could be passed and applied retroactively that restrict the civil rights of registrants. It will take time and other resources to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision, but eventually we will be heard and we will be SUCCESSFUL.

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