‘A Principle of Ancient Origin’

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled that adding new punishments to registered citizens violates both the state and the U.S. Constitutions.

“A well established principle of ancient origin is that the Legislature cannot increase the punishment for a crime after it has been committed,” wrote Justice Barry Albin in this week’s decision.

(Isn’t it amazing that the Nebraska Legislature doesn’t get a “principle of ancient origin”?)

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  1. Anonymous

    They've deemed it punishment. Other states, like ours, don't recognize SO registry as punishment. They've declared it public protection, thereby allowing them to increase my husband's registration requirement that was originally 25 years, now to life. ~ Faith

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