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Frosh seeks justices’ help in placing offender on sex registry

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the Maryland Court of Appeals’ erroneous ruling struck down a state agency’s valid determination that a convicted human trafficker must register because his victim was a child. (File photo)

Maryland’s attorney general is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the state high court’s decision that being placed on the sex offender registry is “punishment” that a judge must order and not a mere listing of offenders ...

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High court rules sex offender registration qualifies as ‘punishment’

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A sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Tuesday that a convict’s placement on the Sex Offender Registry qualifies as “punishment” for a sex offense, meaning that all elements of the crime required for placement – such as the victim’s age ...

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Md. court sets preponderance test for sex-offender registry

The Court of  Appeals building.
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Whether a victim of human trafficking was a minor must be proven and not presumed in order for the convicted trafficker’s name to be placed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, the state’s second-highest court has ruled in keeping an ...

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Md. man sues over retroactive sex offender registration order

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A Maryland man who was required to register as a sex offender for an incident that took place prior to the registration law’s effective date has filed a civil rights suit against the state. Mark Anthony Harding alleges he was ...

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Md. court: Changes to sex-offender registration do not violate ex post facto

The Courts of Appeals building in Annapolis. (The Daily Record File)

State laws requiring convicted sex offenders to register more often and provide more personal information to law enforcement do not violate the constitutional prohibition on imposing later-enacted punishments on earlier-committed crimes, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled.

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