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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANTHONY E. GRIFFIN
Case Number: 110,823
Judge: Per Curiam Hon. Marla J. Luckert, Hon. Lawton R. Nuss, Chief Justice; Hon. Carol A. . Hon. Dan Biles, and Hon. Caleb Stegall.
Court: SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS
Plaintiff's Attorney: Lesley A. Isherwood, assistant district attorney, Emily M. Barclay, legal intern, Marc Bennett, district attorney, and Derek Schmidt, attorney general
Defendant's Attorney: Corrine E. Johnson, of Kansas Appellate Defender Office
Description: Anthony Griffin was convicted of aggravated battery and aggravated assault and ordered to register as a violent offender under the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA), K.S.A. 22-4901 et seq., after a district court judge found Griffin used a deadly weapon to commit those offenses. For the first time on appeal, Griffin argues his registration requirement violates Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466, 490, 120 S. Ct. 2348, 147 L. Ed. 2d 435 (2000), because the fact was not submitted to a jury and proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The persuasiveness of that challenge turns on whether KORA's requirements constitute punishment for his crimes. We affirm.
Outcome: We affirm the lower courts' judgment on the issue subject to our review.