Friday, March 28, 2014

SJC rejects publication for level 2 sex offenders registered before statute change

The Supreme Judicial Court has released an opinion that states that sex offenders that were categorized as level 2, when publication on the internet was not in effect, should not be named publicly on the web.  Retroactive application of the change in the statute would be unconstitutional under due process.  The statute, St.2013, c. 38, §§ 7, 9, amended G.L. c. 6, §§ 178C-178Q.
The case is Moe v. Commonwealth, SJC 11520, March 26, 2014.