Is Application of S.B. 10 to Sex Offenders Whose Crimes Were Committed Before Law Enacted Unconstitutional?
State of Ohio v. Christian N. Bodyke, David A. Schwab [and] Gerald E. Phillips, Case no. 2008-2502
6th District Court of Appeals (Huron County)
ISSUE: Does the retroactive application of heightened sex-offender registration and public notification requirements included in S.B. 10 to offenders whose crimes were committed before that bill was enacted violate the constitutional prohibition against “ex post facto” laws (i.e., laws that increase the punishment for a defendant’s past conduct “after the fact”)?
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