Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,’ Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds

Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,’ Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds
The decision rejects driver's licenses labeled "CRIMINAL SEX OFFENDER" and a broad demand for reports on internet use. Jacob Sullum|Feb. 13, 2019 1:15 pm, Reason "Sex offenders are not second-class citizens," writes U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins in a recent decision overturning two provisions of the Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act (ASORCNA) on First A...
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Attorney General Nessel Weighs in On Sex Offender Registration Cases Before MI Supreme Court

Attorney General Nessel Weighs in On Sex Offender Registration Cases Before MI Supreme Court
February 8, 2019 LANSING, MI – 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 betwe...
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Why Sex Offender Registries Keep Growing Even as Sexual Violence Rates Fall

Why Sex Offender Registries Keep Growing Even as Sexual Violence Rates Fall
 “These policies don’t work—let’s focus on something that does work.” Loaded on AUG. 17, 2018 by Steven Yoder published in Criminal Legal News September, 2018, page 24 Filed under: Sex Offender Registration, Sex Offenders (Discrimination), Sex Offender Residence, Statistics/Trends. Location: United States of America. Lists that include out-of-state visitors are inflating the numbers and keepi...
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State Law Wiki Pages

State Law Wiki Pages
NARSOL is proud to announce that their state law Wiki page is now available! You can find it on the SOPRI website. Many volunteers worked countless hours for over a year researching, posting, checking, re-checking, re-posting, validating, correcting, and finalizing pertinent information for all 50 states and D.C. And it is still an on-going project that requires your input. NARSOL chose to p...
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NACDL – A Good Day in Massachusetts

NACDL – A Good Day in Massachusetts
Noe v. Sex Offender Registry Board  (MA , August 1, 2018) Doe v. Sex Offender registry Board (MA, August 1, 2018) The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today issued two important rulings rulings. In Massachusetts the initial classification of a sex offender must be proved by clear and convincing evidence. Today, in Noe, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held the that the offend...
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