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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether retroactively applying a sex-offender-registry law that classifies offenders into tiers based on crime of conviction, requires certain offenders to register for life, requires offenders to report in person periodically and within days of certain changes to registry information, and restricts offenders’ activities within school zones imposes “punishment” in violation of the ex post facto clause.

Cases: Snyder v. Doe

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 23, 2017, 11:23 PM),