VASQUEZ, ET AL. v. ILLINOIS

Brief of Eighteen Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE1 Amici are eighteen scholars across six disciplines whose work includes the leading empirical studies of persons convicted of sexual offenses and the laws applied to them. The Appendix identifies them and describes their work. Amici believe it critical that judicial decisions affecting constitutional rights be grounded on an accurate understanding of empirical realities....

Highly Charged Article

BPR Calls Foul BPR, a right-wing leaning news repository (About BPR), cites a couple of individual left-leaning authors as evidence of a sweeping left-wing, Democratic party conspiracy. This is a claim of left-wing manipulation in the contentious debate and mud-slinging over the current Central American immigration/migration crisis. Their viewpoint is of a grand Democratic conspiracy, including the "liberal media", by derailing talk of human-rights perspectives and arguments. Founded...

Florida Ex Post Facto Challenge

[caption id="attachment_877" align="alignleft" width="300"] Southern District of Florida[/caption] Plaintiffs are five registrants whose offenses were committed before the first version of FSORNA was enacted in October 1997. They have long since completed their sentences, including probation. They have not since been arrested or convicted of any substantive offense, let alone a sexual offense, and represent virtually no risk of sexual reoffense. They seek to be free from (1)...

Playing With Fire?

Liberals Courted Neil Gorsuch’s Vote to Strike Down a Terrible Sex Offender Law [caption id="attachment_845" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click image to read the article.[/caption] During Tuesday’s oral arguments in Gundy v. United States at the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch name-dropped an unusual ally: the American Civil Liberties Union. Gorsuch asked Jeffrey Wall, the principal deputy solicitor general, to respond to an argument in the ACLU’s amicus brief on...

How Safe Are Trick-or-Treaters?

An Analysis of Child Sexual Assaults on Halloween [caption id="attachment_832" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click Image to read PDF[/caption] In this 12-page analysis of the statistics reported (Click Here to read PDF) on sexual abuse crimes committed on Halloween, published by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Read how there is little if any evidence backing up harsh Halloween restrictions of RSO.

Maintaining the Constitution’s separation of powers

Supreme Court to Hear Gundy v. United States. [caption id="attachment_821" align="alignleft" width="300"] Separation of Powers[/caption] Of course Mr. Gundy has much at stake personally in the outcome of his case. But so do we all, for the decision in Gundy may have broad implications for the way fundamental separation of powers principles are enforced. This is because Mr. Gundy claims SORNA violates the “nondelegation doctrine” which, at least in theory, prohibits Congress from delegating to any...

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