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Challenge to SORNA retroactivity reaches Pennsylvania Supreme Court

In the last few years, Pennsylvania’s courts have taken an active role in defining the propriety and scope of the state’s sex offender registration program. Following on the heels of a December 2014 decision striking down sex offender

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compliance check survey

[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3942415

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New Proposed SORNA Supplemental Guideline re: Juvenile Registration

Hi, all— After a tremendous amount of work over the last few years, including the publication of our SMART Summary: Prosecution, Transfer, and Prosecution of Serious Juvenile Sex Offenders last year, today we have posted and opened for

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Illinois Law Requiring Sex Offenders To Report All Internet Activity Violates Free Speech Rights

With the goal of keeping tabs on sex offenders, the state of Illinois has veered way off course. Its offender registration statute requires individuals to report every nook and cranny of their online activities to law enforcement—or face

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ACLU of Illinois, EFF ask state supreme to strike down limits on free speech in cumbersome sex offender laws

CHICAGO – The ACLU of Illinois, joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, today asked the state supreme court to strike down the “incredibly broad scope” of limitations contained in the state’s sex offender registry laws. The amicus brief

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Unanimous Supreme Court sides with sex offender in registry dispute

Supreme Court sides with sex offender in registry dispute. Make special note of the use of the word “punishment” in the courts order. http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-5238_khlo.pdf By Lydia Wheeler – 04/04/16 11:40 AM EDT The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that registered sex offenders

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The Failure to Speak Up Against the Nazis – history repeats itself

“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.

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International Megan’s Law: America’s Global Embarrassment

What sounds like a good law in a twenty-second sound bite sometimes turns out to be less clear when one digs below the surface. Such is the case with International Megan’s Law, which President Obama recently signed into law.

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Judge to rule on ex-wife’s request for sex-offender boyfriend

A Macomb County judge said Monday he will issue an opinion this week on a woman’s attempt to allow her boyfriend to have contact with her children even though he is a sex offender. Judge Matthew Switalski promised

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Predator panic preoccupies parents

http://www.downtownexpress.com/2016/03/16/predator-panic-preoccupies-parents/ BY LENORE SKENAZY A mom just bought a toy for her 2-year-old that signals to pedophiles that the girl is ready to be traded for sex. Wait, what? I’d repeat it, but it still wouldn’t make any sense. And

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U.S. Department of Justice report shows that sex offender laws are ineffective and create more harms than producing any genuine good

[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3884781

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Collateral Damage in America’s War on Sex Crimes

Hello everyone:  Public policies that heap ever-more-exacting humiliations on those who have committed sex crimes and misdeeds have at their root the idea that people are either all evil or all good, and for all time.  But our

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Argument analysis: Justices skeptical about government’s interpretation of sex-offender-registration law

In the early days of Monday Night Football, as soon as it became evident that the game was effectively over, color commentator “Dandy” Don Meredith would begin to croon, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over . .

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Supreme Justices weigh whether sex offenders should be tracked worldwide – includes transcript

http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/271290-justices-weigh-whether-sex-offenders-should-be-tracked-worldwide Members of the Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared skeptical of the federal government’s argument that a registered sex offender should be required to notify authorities when moving to another country. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was known as

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utahs recidivism rate in light of national trends.

[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3847030

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Donald Trump says “if your a child molester, a sick puppy, there is no cure for that”

[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3846351

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L.A. After Man Built Dozens of Tiny Houses For the Homeless, The City is Taking Them Away

[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3846283

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Help needed to fight Ohio HB 353

This post is meant to inform you of HB 353, a bill that has been proposed in Ohio to require that ALL registrants report ALL adults living in the home where the registrant resides so that the Sheriff’s

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21st Century Public Shaming

[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3833027

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I Married a Sex Offender

[unable to retrieve full-text content]https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3833026

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