Windsor Locks, Connecticut – voters repeal law limiting sex offenders

WINDSOR LOCKS, Connecticut — Voters decided Tuesday at a town meeting to repeal an 11-year-old ordinance banning people on the sex-offender registry from many public places in town. The 50-13 vote came after more than an hour of

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Federal Lawsuit Against State DOC Alleges Due Process, Civil Rights Violations in Lifetime GPS Monitoring

A Chicago law firm has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Corrections alleging civil rights violations concerning the use of GPS monitoring for sex offenders — many of whom have completed their sentences and are not

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Why Sex Offender Registries Keep Growing Even as Sexual Violence Rates Fall

Lists that include out-of-state visitors are inflating the numbers and keeping fear at a boil. Quentin (not his real name) was convicted eight years ago of child pornography possession in Florida. He served his time and has since

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Michigan’s SORA is punishment, says MI Attorney General in amicus briefs

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed amicus briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court today in Michigan v Snyder (Case number 153696) and People v Betts (Case number 148981), arguing that Michigan’s sex offender registration and notification requirements are punishment because they are so burdensome and fail to distinguish between dangerous offenders and those who are not a threat to the community.

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PACER Fees Harm Judiciary’s Credibility, Posner Says in Class Action Brief

Seven retired federal judges, including former Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner, filed an amicus brief in a class action over PACER fees now on appeal. Charging user fees for court records harms the credibility of the federal judiciary, according

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Effectively Advocating for the Client with Developmental Disabilities who has been charged with a sex offense. WEBINAR: 1-17-2019

WEBINAR: January 17, 2019 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST Team:  I will be putting out more updates later but wanted to get this out to the group .  I think this is a worthwhile webinar put on by

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ADVOCACY FOR TERMINATION OF JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION in IL

The following documents may be of help for people in Illinois that were under 18 at the time of their offence.  

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Father of 5 says life on sex offender registry has forced him and his family into homelessness

By Diane Walker| November 30, 2018 at 8:30 PM EST – Updated December 3 at 12:38 PM RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Many people may be unconcerned with what someone on the registry goes through, but William Walker said he hopes

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Residency restrictions in IL are presented to SCOTUS

Joshua Vasquez, et al., Petitioners v. Kimberly Foxx, State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/18-386.html (17-1061)  18-386  

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Federal Judge Advocates Jury Nullification After Being Shocked by Overzealous Child Pornography Prosecution

It just makes sense to let jurors know about their already established power to exercise discretion over bad laws and ill-considered prosecutions. J.D. Tuccille  Nov. 6, 2018 12:01 am “This is a shocking case. This is a case that

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ACTION ALERT! The fight to remove the 2018 Farm Bill’s ban on Registered Citizens from SNAP

by Derek W. Logue • September 29, 2018 While America (and even the registry reform movement) was focused on the Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, the ability of thousands of registered citizens and their entire families were imperiled. The Agriculture

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Arizona Justices: You can’t jail homeless sex offenders for not registering new address

Registered sex offenders who become homeless can’t be jailed for failing to immediately report their new address to law enforcement, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday. The justices acknowledged state law spells out that anyone who is required

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States Can’t Make Up New Laws to Punish Old Conduct Just Because They Call Them “Civil”

Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution provides that “[n]o State shall … pass any … Ex Post Facto law.” The Ex Post Facto Clause was incorporated into the Constitution to prohibit states from enacting retrospective legislation, which the Framers

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Bethea, Petitioner v. NC for writ of certiorari SCOTUS ex post facto

https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/18-308.html            

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Does v Swearingen (ex post facto) case filed October 2018

Does-v-Swearingen-Complaint.pdf 10/08/2018 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Miami Division Download the PDF file .

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