Opinions from the South Carolina Supreme Court

125px-SCSupreme_CourtSealToday, the South Carolina Supreme Court published one opinion:

In the Interest of Justin B. Justin B., a minor, was found delinquent for committing criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree. The family court imposed the mandatory, statutory requirement that he register as a sex offender and wear an electronic monitor, both for life. Justin B. appealed claiming that the mandatory imposition of lifetime registration and electronic monitoring on juveniles is unconstitutional.  This Court found that the requirement that adults and juveniles who commit criminal sexual conduct must register as a sex offender and wear an electronic monitor is not a punitive measure, and  bears a rational relationship to the Legislature’s purpose in the Sex Offender Registry Act to protect S.C. citizens from repeat sex offenders. The Court found the requirement to be constitutional and affirmed the order of the family court.

J. Beatty and J. Hearn concurred in result only.

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