Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quote of the week from Chris Conolly, Lauderdale County District Attorney

Chris Conolly admits the registry is punitive in the following article. For many years, Smith v. Doe, the landmark SCOTUS decision from 2003, upholds the registry as a regulation, not a punitive/criminal function, thus preventing constitutional arguments from attacking Megan's flaw. Nearly a full decade later, it is obvious Emperor Megan has no clothes.

"She will have to register as a sex offender and that's a big ticket item obviously because that's a life sentence," said Chris Conolly, Lauderdale County District Attorney. "That's the community notification; that's quarterly registration; that's restrictions about employment and where she can live so that's a huge part of this agreement."

And in case you missed it the first time,

No matter what the judge orders, the district attorney says Allen must register as a sex offender.   A punishment Connolly says, will last a lifetime.

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