Criminal defense lawyers urge reform to sex offender registry law

A judge’s decision earlier this year put the law at risk. “We’re essentially having our hand forced,” said Sen. Mike Bell. “We’re gonna have to address it, or the courts will address it.”

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 13, 2021 6:33 PM CT

Lawmakers are considering reforms to the registry law following a judge’s decision earlier this year that the state applied the law unconstitutionally.

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Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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