Woods v. Rausch, et al.

Case Name
Woods v. Rausch, et al.
Case Number
Judge Panel

Chancellor Anne C. Martin, Chief Judge (Middle Grand Division)

Judge Barry A. Steelman (Eastern Grand Division)

Judge J. Robert Carter, Jr. (Western Grand Division)

Cases Description

Plaintiff Terrance D. Woods seeks removal from the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, arguing that the TBI denied his request for removal because of an unconstitutional application of the state’s sex offender registry laws.  Mr. Woods argues that the statutory provision relied upon in the denial, Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-207, was enacted after his conviction, rendering the statute unconstitutional in violation of the federal Ex Post Facto clause.