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For-life sex offender status ruled unconstitutional  (access required)

  Lifelong registration on the state’s sex offender registry is unconstitutional in the absence of judicial review to assess an individual’s risk of reoffending, a unanimous South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.   The June 9 decision affirms a Richland County Circuit Court finding that while there is a legitimate governmental interest in requiring offenders to register under the state’s Sex Offender ...

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