US v. Anthony James Kebodeaux, the MOST Important SCOTUS Case: Does Govt own you, Cradle to Grave?Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 16:09
April 8, 2013
On April 17, 2013, The Supreme Court of the United States will be hearing a case which could have far-reaching effects. In the case of United States v. Anthony James Kebodeaux, the central issue is: Can the United States use the Necessary and Proper Clause to assert perpetual jurisdiction over American citizens and control their lives from “cradle to grave?”
In 1999, 21-year-old Anthony Kebodeaux was convicted of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl and sentenced to 3 months in prison. After serving his sentence, Kebodeaux was released from federal custody, free from any post-release parole or probation requirements, and was no longer a member of the military. Essentially, Kebodeaux was a free man with no further ties to the federal government that would justify his continued and indefinite supervision.
At the time of his release in 1999 Texas state law required that sex offenders register with local authorities whenever they moved within the state or changed jobs. Even though Kebodeaux had been released unconditionally, he followed the law and registered each time he moved.