To end retroactive punishment, a judge has ordered the removal of eight men from the sex offender registry.
To stop their retroactive sanctions, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ordered the removal of eight individuals from the sex offender list.
In her order on Friday, Trauger said, “Tennessee officials continue to defy the Constitution’s guarantees.” “The same analysis applies… to Tennessee’s own, very comparable scheme and practices, according to federal district courts in this state. Officials in Tennessee have continued to apply the state’s long-held-to-be-illegal policy on others in similar situations “Regardless of the rulings, she stated.
According to The Associated Press, the Ex Post Facto provision of the United States Constitution prohibits governments from increasing the punishment for a crime done before. To determine a clause violation, a judge must decide that the statute being applied retroactively is criminal. The violation, according to Trauger, is based on the law’s punitive aspect rather than the plaintiffs’ hardship.