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    Alaska Supreme Court rules state sex offender registry law unconstitutional

    The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a state law requiring the registry of all sex offenders is unconstitutional because it violates offenders' rights to due process. The ruling was issued Friday.
    In a 3-2 decision, the court said an offender must be given the chance to prove he or she is rehabilitated and no longer remains a threat to the public.
    “Our decision requiring an individualized risk-assessment hearing is based on the judicial power,” the court wrote in its opinion. If an offender "can show at a hearing that he does not pose a risk requiring registration, then there is no compelling reason requiring him to register, and the fact that ASORA does not provide for such a hearing means that the statute is unnecessarily broad.”

    The court, however, upheld a lower court ruling mandating the registration of sex offenders upon moving to Alaska if they were required to register in another state as well.

    More at: https://www.foxnews.com/us/alaska-su...constitutional
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    I can't argue against this;

    A crime is a crime, so for this to be humane all crimes should require
    adherence to a 'Registry' .

    I especially feel bad about someone that was caught peeing behind the bar , having
    to register as a sex offender , our society if fubar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    I can't argue against this;

    A crime is a crime, so for this to be humane all crimes should require
    adherence to a 'Registry' .

    I especially feel bad about someone that was caught peeing behind the bar , having
    to register as a sex offender , our society if fubar.
    Those that should be on a registry for life should either be dead or imprisoned for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Those that should be on a registry for life should either be dead or imprisoned for life.
    There are people on the sex offender registry for life because they were seniors in HS dating freshmen in HS and didn't stop once they turned 18. That makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    There are people on the sex offender registry for life because they were seniors in HS dating freshmen in HS and didn't stop once they turned 18. That makes no sense.
    Yes, there needs to be a rule that you can't be a sex offender if the other person is less than X years different in age even if they are underage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Those that should be on a registry for life should either be dead or imprisoned for life.
    We need to examine why murderers / rapists / kindnappers / torturers , don't have this 'registry' , those that who have preyed on
    the elderly, youth, or those that have completely ruined lives financially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    There are people on the sex offender registry for life because they were seniors in HS dating freshmen in HS and didn't stop once they turned 18. That makes no sense.
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to jmdrake again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    We need to examine why murderers / rapists / kindnappers / torturers , don't have this 'registry' , those that who have preyed on
    the elderly, youth, or those that have completely ruined lives financially.
    Rapists aren't on the sex offender registry?

    All of the people you listed should be executed or imprisoned for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Rapists aren't on the sex offender registry?

    All of the people you listed should be executed or imprisoned for life.

    I never heard of a rapist being required to go door to door and broadcast the
    fact that he has raped, same as a murderer ,( and isn't that a far worse crime
    than fking someone a grade lower than yours......)
    I think that is pretty much the essence of this
    so called registry.

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    Is this a PR stunt by Alaska to boost tourism? or population?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratovarious View Post
    I never heard of a rapist being required to go door to door and broadcast the
    fact that he has raped, same as a murderer ,( and isn't that a far worse crime
    than fking someone a grade lower than yours......)
    I think that is pretty much the essence of this
    so called registry.
    That's insane, I always thought that rapists were the justification for the registry and then they expanded it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a state law requiring the registry of all sex offenders is unconstitutional because it violates offenders' rights to due process. The ruling was issued Friday.
    In a 3-2 decision, the court said an offender must be given the chance to prove he or she is rehabilitated and no longer remains a threat to the public.
    “Our decision requiring an individualized risk-assessment hearing is based on the judicial power,” the court wrote in its opinion. If an offender "can show at a hearing that he does not pose a risk requiring registration, then there is no compelling reason requiring him to register, and the fact that ASORA does not provide for such a hearing means that the statute is unnecessarily broad.”

    The court, however, upheld a lower court ruling mandating the registration of sex offenders upon moving to Alaska if they were required to register in another state as well.

    More at: https://www.foxnews.com/us/alaska-su...constitutional
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    There are people on the sex offender registry for life because they were seniors in HS dating freshmen in HS and didn't stop once they turned 18. That makes no sense.
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