Skip to comments.Nevada Supreme Court upholds classification and registration of juvenile sex offenders
Posted on 07/25/2013 5:17:50 PM PDT by redreno
CARSON CITY The Nevada Supreme Court, in a split decision, has upheld the constitutionality of a law that requires certain juvenile sex offenders to register with law enforcement and for the registration information to be shared with community groups.
The majority 48-page opinion written by Justice Michael Douglas overturned the ruling of Clark County Juvenile District Judge William Voy, who said the 2007 law was invalid because it did not bear any relationship to public safety or rehabilitation of the juveniles.
Both the four justices in the majority and the three in the minority said Thursday the law probably is not effective in preventing crime and was passed only to get federal money.
(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...
Whether such laws are effective and whether rehabilitation works for juveniles are issues for legislatures, not courts. Our courts are silently incorporating the views of the Democratic party, which tend to be soft on crime, into our Constitutions.
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