State v. Williams, 952 N.E.2d 1108 (Ohio 2011)
Nature of Case: Appeal from criminal conviction where, at sentencing, defendant was designated a Tier II sex offender under Ohio law. Defendant-appellant contended that, as applied to him, Ohio’s SORN violated prohibition on retroactive punishments.
Holding: Court held that application of Ohio SORN to defendant-appellant violated state constitutional prohibition on retroactive punishments.
- Ohio Supreme Court Opinion | view via Google Scholar
- Appellant’s Merits Brief
- ACLU Amicus Brief
- Rape Crisis Center Amicus in support of Appt
- Reply Brief of Appellant