IL: Win – Federal Judge says internet case can proceed

September 26, 2019, 5:11 pm A Federal Judge in the Northern District of Illinois has DENIED the IL Department of Correction’s Motion to Dismiss in a case challenging the DOC’s policy of restricting internet access to parolees. The

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About International Travel to Germany under IML passports

This is a very interesting video about a man that left the United States while on probation to Permanently live in Germany as his new home to live as a free person.  He shows what the new International

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Kids on the Sex Offender Registry

by Michael M. The headlines today are full of stories of righteous indignation over immigrant children being separated from their families. While that dilemma is certainly newsworthy, the American public seems largely unaware of the fact that tens

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In Arlington, a jury must decide if a nonviolent sex offender should stay incarcerated after serving his sentence

By Philip Fornaci and Roger Lancaster August 23 at 11:32 AM Philip Fornaci is a civil rights lawyer based in Washington. Roger Lancaster is the author of “Sex Panic and the Punitive State.“ On Monday, the Circuit Court

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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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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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Where Does Justice Begin?

What is justice? This is a difficult, perhaps impossible, question for which there is no satisfying answer. For thousands of years, philosophers and theologians (and others) have been trying to define what justice is. Ancient Mesopotamian laws attempted

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Radical Reconcilation through a Radical Approach to Justice

Sometimes I wonder how practical restorative justice is to apply to the area of criminal justice. After all, most of the people I know who advocate for restorative justice have committed crimes. Of course, many of these people

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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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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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Women Against Registry stands in opposition to the discriminatory Florida Amendment 4

Women Against Registry stands in opposition to the discriminatory Florida Amendment 4 Please read the below PDF. A statement from Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) in opposition to the upcoming vote in Florida on Amendment 4 giving rights to

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W.V. Supreme Court says restricting internet access while on parole violates First Amendment

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that completely restricting a person’s access to the internet as a condition of their parole from prison is a violation of the First Amendment. The West Virginia

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Douglas Kirby vs. State of Indiana, 18S-CR-00079 Indiana Supreme Court to hear

Kirby v. State, 83 N.E.3d 1237 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017), vacated
The appellate court in Indiana found that the law prohibiting a registered sex offender from entering school property was unconstitutional as applied to Kirby. Indiana Supreme court to hear on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM (ET)

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