Yesterday, NARSOL and John Doe Plaintiffs got a victory against the State of North Carolina, which sought to dismiss a lawsuit brought to challenge the constitutionality of the North Carolina Registry.

“The Court concludes that Plaintiffs have alleged a plausible claim that the challenged provisions of the registry law are so punitive in effect to violate the Ex Post Facto clause of the Constitution. Because the Court concludes that Plaintiffs have stated a claim upon which relief may be granted, Defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint for failure to state a claim must, therefore, be denied.”

A copy of the order can be read here: Does v Stein – NC – Order

It is a big win for NARSOL, a big win for advocate organizations and a strong persuasive precedent for other active cases, including ours in Florida.

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