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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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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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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How To Contact the Senate Judiciary Committee

To contact the Senate Judiciary Committee: This information was current on Oct 3, 2018 Orrin Hatch (UT): (202) 224-5251   202-224-5251 John Cornyn (TX): (202) 224-2934   202-224-2934 Ted Cruz (TX): (202) 224-5922   202-224-5922 Jeff Flake (AZ): (202) 224-4521   202-224-4521

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Is Kavanaugh guilty of Ford’s accusations? Of Ramirez’s? Of Swetnick’s?

We don’t know. Is Kavanaugh innocent? We don’t know. If he is guilty, is immaturity and high-school-boy-stupidity the best explanation and the assumption that he has grown up a given, or was and is something more sinister at

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Argument preview: Justices face nondelegation challenge to federal sex-offender registration law

update Oct 2, 2018  Gundy-oral-argument-17-6086_9ol1.pdf update Oct 5, 2018 Friday the audio of the oral arguments was posted here https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2018/17-6086 Over 12 years ago, Congress enacted the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. One provision of SORNA created a requirement that a convicted

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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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Supreme Court agreed to hear Gundy v. United States, a constitutional challenge to federal sex offender regulations

The Supreme Court May Revive a Legal Theory Last Used to Strike Down New Deal Laws. Oral argument will be on Oct 2, 2018. On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Gundy v. United States, a constitutional

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