TOPEKA – (June 25, 2018) – The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from registered offenders in Kansas who were challenging the constitutionality of the Kansas Offender Registration Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. The court today without dissent denied the petitions for certiorari in four cases involving 15 Kansas registered offenders who were challenging the constitutionality of the Kansas Offender Registration Act. The act imposes certain requirements after being released from prison, such as registering with the local county sheriff, on certain persons convicted of crimes. The Kansas Supreme Court had previously upheld the constitutionality of the law, and today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to decline to hear...
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AG Derek Schmidt: U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Kansas offender registry law