A lawsuit filed last year on behalf of 104 registered sex offenders challenging provisions of Idaho’s sex offender registry has expanded to now include 134 plaintiffs.
The lawsuit alleges the state’s sex offender registry laws violate several constitutional guarantees — including double jeopardy, due process, equal protection, religious freedom, and cruel and unusual punishment.
The plaintiffs come from across the state and country. Most were convicted of sexual offenses in the 1980s and 1990s. One of their major complaints is that amendments since then to Idaho’s sex-offender registry laws amount to retroactive punishment, which is unconstitutional.
Read more about the lawsuit in the Idaho Statesman.