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IN: Supreme Court scrutinizes sex offender registration requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana law, since 2006, has required sex offenders who must register in their home states to also register in Indiana if they relocate to the Hoosier State.

But does a new Hoosier who committed a sex crime elsewhere prior to 2006 still have to register in Indiana? Or is that an unconstitutional “ex post facto” law that imposes a punishment that didn’t exist when the crime was committed? Full Article

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This is a great one to watch as if IN decides that it’s ex post facto so too are many states with this language!

Has anyone (lawyer advocate type) thought of proposing misdemeanor convictions not being required to register, this seems so simple to me, and the requirement for a misdemeanor conviction is so over the top; or do I not understand the gymnastics of law? Isn’t this a reasonably easy argument to make?

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