In its brief in support of its motion to dismiss, the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey has repeatedly conceded that Megan's Law is an effort to facilitate police protection of the community, to increase the vigilance of parents in protecting their children from sex offenders, and to discourage reoffense by sex offenders.
Jeremy Bentham theorized that since the general object in any society is to facilitate the total happiness of the community, all mischief which detracts from that happiness ought to be excluded. Therefore, this Court finds the registration requirement constitutional.
Baird, U. Because the ex post facto clause is dispositive in the instant case, the Court need not reach a conclusion as to Megan's Law's viability under the double jeopardy clause. Kurth Ranch, S. DeVeau is clearly distinguishable from the instant case in that the New York legislation sought not to place a public badge of ignominy upon ex-convicts, but instead was an attempt to regulate a specific and vital sphere of employment and commerce.
Plainly, there is a vast difference between the public records that might be found after a diligent search of courthouse files, county archives, and local police stations throughout the country, and a computerized summary located in a single clearing house of information.
The particular conditions of probation challenged were: 3.
Your Email. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Huntington is 64 to 1. Jump to a detailed profile or search site with. Do you want feedback? Some persons listed might no longer be registered offenders and others might have been added.
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McMullen, F. The third category, behavior information, related to the habitual or recreational activity of the candidates. See Weems v. However, the Supreme Court has, in a series of observations and dicta culminating in Roe v.
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