PA high court will again review sex offender registration

From the Collateral Consequences Resource Center: “Two years ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shook up long-settled orthodoxy by ruling that the state’s sex offender registration law, otherwise known as SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) was punishment….The effect of that decision meant that although Pennsylvania was forced to reduce the length of registration for… Read More

An AG and a federal judge question established theory that Sex Offender Registration is not “punishment”

Interesting news from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center: “In the past week, there were two notable developments regarding the constitutionality of state sex offender registration schemes. First, as noted by Douglas A. Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed highly significant amicus briefs in two Michigan Supreme Court cases, “arguing that… Read More