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:
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