A Tennessee Federal District Court last week denied the State’s Motion to Dismiss and ordered an injunction preventing them from enforcing the sex offender registry against an individual whose offense pre-dated the enactment of the ordinance.
The best part of this case was that the court based its opinion on Ex Post Facto grounds!
A copy of the long and well reasoned opinion can be found below. The opinion is a useful read for those who want an explanation of what “ex post facto” is, as the Court’s order is quite comprehensive.
Tennessee is one of the states in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, along with Michigan – which is where Does v. Snyder came from, Ohio and Kentucky, where the reform movement is beginning to see some traction.