State Supreme Court Strikes Down Megan’s Law, But Don’t Worry

The legislature already made the needed fixes.

NewsWorks reports that the State Supreme Court has struck down the Pennsylvania version of “Megan’s Law“; the state legislature, though, has headed off the court at the pass by revising provisions so that the law a it now stands remains unstruck.

Anticipating the court decision, state legislators reincorporated the changes in 2011 and 2012.

The only remaining question is how it may affect a limited number of people who were supposed to register with the state police between 2004 and 2011, according to David Freed, president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.


"If people don't properly register or comply with Megan's Law, that's a new criminal offense, so there's potential here that this decision will impact people prosecuted for failing to register," Freed said.

No saying, at this point, how many of those folks might exist.