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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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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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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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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The Unjust, Irrational, and Unconstitutional Consequences of Pedophilia Panic

The fear and disgust triggered by this subject help explain why laws dealing with sex offenses involving minors frequently lead to bizarre results. “Sounds like you enjoy sex with kids,” a reader tweeted at me after seeing a

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