CONCORD – In a victory for fundamental fairness, the New Hampshire Supreme Court held today that New Hampshire’s law requiring the registration of certain criminal offenders is unconstitutional as applied to an ACLU client because the law retroactively imposes lifetime restrictions on individuals who were convicted before these lifetime restrictions were enacted. The case, found here, was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (“ACLU”), and the petitioner was represented by William Chapman of Orr & Reno, P.A. and Gilles Bissonnette and Barbara Keshen of the ACLU.
This press release was adapted from the Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform - New Hampshire website. The original can be found here.