Lawsuit: Legislature Circumvented the Judicial Process to Impose More Punishment

When he was convicted, the law did not require the man to be forced onto the public-shaming registry.

Then the law changed, and he was swept onto the registry retroactively.

Could have been Nebraska. But this example is from Maine, where the state Supreme Court has just ruled that the man’s “John Doe” lawsuit should go forward.

“Doe” says that state lawmakers illegally circumvented the judicial process to impose extra punishment on him. Since U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf said the same thing about the Nebraska Legislature and LB 285 of 2009, shouldn’t someone test the Nebraska registry with a lawsuit?

Just asking.

Here’s more on the Maine case.

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