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Monday, November 09, 2015

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court scrutinizes sex offender registration requirement"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reported Nov. 5th on two of the oral arguments heard that day by the Supreme Court:

(The links lead to the videocasts.)

A few quotes from the story:

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?

The Indiana Supreme Court wrestled with those questions during oral arguments in two cases Thursday, including one that could put a Merrillville man at risk of three years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 9, 2015 12:57 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts