Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

In re Adam C.

Juvenile Law Center, in collaboration with the Children & Family Justice Center at the Northwestern University School of Law, and other amici, filed an amicus brief in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District. We argued that mandatory lifetime sex offender registration applied to children violates a child’s due process rights and the constitutional bans on the infliction of cruel and unusual punishment under both the Illinois and U.S. Constitutions.

The Illinois Appellate Court rejected our arguments, finding instead “no punitive intent behind the [mandatory lifetime sex offender registration] provisions.

Details

Case Number
1-15-3047
Type
Amicus Curiae
Date
February 08, 2016
Court
Appellate Court of Illinois, First District
State of Origin
Illinois

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