T.S. v. Pennsylvania State Police, No. 129 M.D. 2019 (Pa. Comm. Ct. 2020)
Nature of Case: Petitioner brought an an action against the Pennsylvania State Police seeking injunctive and declaratory relief against the Pennsylvania State Police, alleging that his placement on Pennsylvania’s sex offense registry violated the Ex Post Facto clause of the constitution.
Holding: The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held that, in Appellant’s case, the newly-revised Pennsylvania sex offense registry scheme was unconstitutional. The Court reasoned that, in line with both the prior decision in Commonwealth v. Muniz as well as the fact that the Petitioner committed his offense before any sex offense registration law was passed, to apply it to him would violate the constitution.