In response to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal that touched New Mexico, it’s no wonder their state’s legislature has introduced a bunch of new laws targeting sex trafficking and offending.
We’re posting this not because they introduced a law, nor that it passed the House by an overwhelming 63-3 this week, but to highlight the statement of one of the three lawmakers who voted in opposition to the law.
Rep. Moe Maestas, D-Albuquerque, who cast one of the three “no” votes on the bill, said the retroactive aspect of the provision makes it a violation of the court agreement entered into by all parties in the case. “The government can’t do stuff retroactively,” he said. “The judge, the defendant, the attorneys on both sides all left the courthouse knowing that person was not going to have to register.”
Sounds like someone remembers they swore to uphold the Constitution! We need more lawmakers like Rep Maestas!