The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive

Of the many legal fictions enjoyed by judges, few have done as much damage to as many people as calling sex offender registries “regulatory.” ┬áThe trick is that if it’s characterized as regulatory, then it’s not punitive. And if it’s punitive, then it opens a whole slew of constitutional rights that would render the concept … Continue reading The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive