Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MO High Court Forces Thousands Back on Registry : Ruling to force sex offenders' names back on Missouri registry.

Thousands of Missouri sex offenders will have to put their names back on the state registry after a ruling Tuesday by the state Supreme Court.

The offenders — including roughly 600 in Jackson County alone — were wiped from the registry in late June 2006. The court at the time said the Missouri Constitution didn’t allow for laws to be enforced retroactively, so only offenders convicted after the law took effect in January 1995 had to comply.

But the state judges unanimously ruled Tuesday that sex offenders must obey a federal law that went into effect about a month after that 2006 ruling. The federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act requires all offenders, regardless of when they were convicted, to register.

More idiots in the Missouri Supreme Court prove that they are incapable of discerning what a retro-active (retrospective) punishment is.