It is one of only 13 states that count public urination as a sex crime, although two convictions are required before registration. The story — such as it is — involves a Florida mom who bought a pink plush truck for her daughter at a monster truck rally down there. Alito wrote that federal law now requires registered sex offenders to report their anticipated dates and places of departure, arrival or return; their carrier and flight numbers for air travel; destination country and address or other contact information while there.
The appellants have latched onto the added protections of this clause and raised a version of due process called the irrebutable presumption doctrine. When I reached him, as soon as I said why I was calling, he hung up on me, nor did he pick up when I called him back or emailed him.
I do not believe that the registration and address-verification requirements at issue in this case are cruel and unusual with respect to all Tier II sex offenders.
But even the Probation Office itself does not seem to advocate for the latter interpretation. At the time, the county was still following the 1,foot state law. With the goal of keeping tabs on sex offenders, the state of Illinois has veered way off course. I wanted to be definitive.
And make no mistake — this is going to curtail their ability to travel outside the country, including to places like England and France, not exactly hotbeds for child sex tourism. A month later, he was arrested and deported back to the U.