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On July 25, 2008, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the Alaska Sex Offender Registration Act’s registration requirement does not apply to persons who committed their crimes before the act became effective on August 10, 1994.
ALASKA SUPREME COURT RULES RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF THE ALASKA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY IS PUNITIVE AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Because ASORA, (Alaska Sex Offender Registry) compels (under threat of conviction) intrusive affirmative conduct, because this conduct is equivalent to that required by criminal judgments,
because ASORA makes the disclosed information public and requires its broad
dissemination without limitation, because ASORA applies only to those convicted of
crime, and because ASORA neither meaningfully distinguishes between classes of sex
offenses on the basis of risk nor gives offenders any opportunity to demonstrate their lackof risk, ASORA’s effects are punitive. We therefore conclude that the statute violates Alaska’s ex post facto clause.
The United States Supreme Court in 2003 stated in Smith v Doe that the ex post facto application of these Sex Offender Registration Laws was not Punitive in nature, but civil and regulatory intent.
Alaska has and many other state courts are now ruling that the retroactive application of lawmaking is and has always been Unconstitutional and counter productive to Jusitice in America.
I stress, hundreds of new laws are being created which target anyone who wears the label of Sex Offender. Though the intent of the retroactive application of these laws may have been civil and regulatory, the effect has become criminal and punishment.
Thousands of lives of citizens who have lived clean, productive and law abiding lives for decades are NOW on the registries and being monitored at tax payer expense. These people are no threat to society and have proven so for decades.
Drunk drivers kill 18 Thousand people a year in America alone, but nobody is creating Retroactive laws, Online Drunk Driver Registry and Shaming into homelessness those who kill while drunk. 18 Thousand deaths a year!