In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that retroactive application of "Sierah's Law", imposing a registration requirement on certain categories of violent offenders, is not an additional punishment or such a burden that it can be considered a violation of the Ohio Constitution's Retroactivity Clause. In so holding, the Court compared the registration requirements of the Violent Offender Database to Ohio's sex-offender-registration laws.
Ohio Supreme Court opinion holding that a state law designating certain individuals as sexually violent predators, subjecting them to enhanced criminal sentencing, could not be applied retroactively.
Ohio Supreme Court found, on state constitutional grounds, that SORN as applied to defendant was a violation against prohibition on retroactive punishments.
Ohio Supreme Court declared unconstitutional automatic, lifetime registration for juveniles under both state and federal constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment as well as denial of due process.
Ohio Supreme Court decision holding that residence restrictions could not be applied retroactively where, under state law, absent clear indication from legislature that law was intended to be applied retroactively, it could only operate prospectively.