Ruling to Uphold Maine’s Sex Offender Registry Most Likely to Be Appealed 

A judge’s ruling upholding Maine’s sex offender registry will most likely be appealed. The judge granted the state’s motion, dismissing a challenge to the sex offender registry brought by 16 plaintiffs, known in the lawsuit as John Doe.Among other things, the plaintiffs argued the law shouldn’t be applied retroactively to their cases. Deputy Attorney General Paul Stern says he’d be surprised if the case weren’t appealed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Attorney Walter McKee, who represented one of the plaintiffs, says an appeal is likely, but it will take time to analyze the 70 page ruling.