This Comment explains why the proposed animal abuse registry in Illinois should not be passed because it pushes constitutional limitations, is impractical, and would be ineffective in meeting its goals. It first discusses background information on animal abuse registries, including Illinois’ proposed registry, and other relevant Illinois registries. The Comment then discusses the constitutional limits any registry in Illinois faces and focuses on how the proposed animal abuse registry pushes the constitutional bounds of due process. Lastly, the Comment analyzes the problems associated with an animal abuse registry in Illinois, most notably the lack of financial resources in Illinois and unlikely success of the registry.
Alisha L. Biesinger,
Is Registering as an Animal Abuser in Illinois Abusive to the Offender? An Examination of the Proposed Illinois Animal Abuse Registry,
S. Ill. U. L.J.
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