An Arizona man’s conviction for failure to register as a sex offender was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Defendant argued that since the registry law did not exist when he was convicted, applying it to him is in violation of the Constitution’s ex post facto clause. In response, the Court claimed the registry is a regulatory matter, not punishment and thus can be applied to the Defendant, despite collateral consequences.

Read more:

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2016/09/02/court-rejects-cochise-county-mans-challenge-sex-offender-registry/

Clark v Ryan:

http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2016/09/02/15-15531.pdf

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