COURT NIXES JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
The 9th Circuit rejected as unconstitutional a legal provision requiring juvenile sexoffenders to register and report four times a year, saying it could wreak havoc on the lives offormer offenders who are not law-abiding adults. Congress enacted the Sex OffenderRegistration and Notification Act in 2006 in response to growing concern over sex crimes,particularly against children. The Act applied not only to adults, but also to juvenilesconvicted of aggravated sexual assault or worse at the age of 14 or older. It also appliedretroactively.