Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Court rules polygraph requirement unconstitutional

A federal court in Colorado has ruled that a requirement that a registered sex offender answer certain questions on a polygraph test is unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the government overstepped its bounds when it threatened to send the registrant back to prison for refusing to answer questions about his sexual history.

As per California RSOL:
The questions the registrant refused to answer are (1) after the age of 18, did you engage in sexual activity with anyone under the age of 15, (2) have you had sexual contact with a family member or relative, (3) have you ever physically forced or threatened anyone to engage in sexual conduct with you and (4) have you ever had sexual contact with someone who was physically asleep or unconscious?
You can read the court's full decision here.

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