Nevada Federal District Court September 2008
Ohio Supreme Court July 2011
In State v. Williams, 2011-Ohio-3374, the Court ruled that applying the harsher registration and reporting requirements of the Adam Walsh Act, 2007 Am.Sub.S.B. No. 10, to sex offenders who committed acts prior to January 1, 2008 violated Section 28, Article II of the Ohio Constitution, which prohibits the enactment of retroactive laws.
“Following the enactment of S.B. 10, all doubt has been removed: R.C. Chapter 2950 is punitive.
- State v. Williams
Alaskas Supreme Court 2008
Because ASORA's registration, disclosure, and dissemination provisions
violate the protection against ex post facto laws afforded by the Alaska Constitution as
it applies to defendants who committed their crimes before the legislature enacted
ASORA, we hold that AS 12.63.100(3) cannot be applied to Doe. We consequently
REVERSE the final judgment for the state, and REMAND for entry of judgment for Doe. Registration or providing only for distribution of otherwise public information from an
offender's criminal file would have been an ex post facto law. And because we conclude
that ASORA is an ex post facto law under the same standard for reviewing ex post facto
claims under the Alaska Constitution that courts apply under the Federal Constitution,
we decline to adopt the standard Doe advocates.
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