Last August, a US District Court Judge found the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act violated the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the Eighth Amendment. Colorado’s Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman, appealed the decision to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Last week, attorneys general for the States of Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming filed an Amicus Brief in the case, hoping to persuade the court to reverse the lower court’s decision.
The brief can be read here. It contains the usual rhetoric and relies on precedent that has since been debunked.
FAC would welcome the opportunity to join other amici in presenting our own brief to the court. If interested, please contact [email protected]