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Urgent Need For Sex Offender Law Reform A new report by The Fortune Society and many advocates urges much need reform of current laws and restrictions placed upon sex offenders. Registration laws for those convicted of sex-related offenses, and more specifically the housing restrictions that impact these individuals, are counterproductive. The registries ensnare the wrong people. Over-broad housing restrictions make communities less safe while fostering a false sense...

SCOTUS to Decide on Nondelegation Doctrine

The US Supreme Court to rule in Gundy v U.S. Background on this case, — Gundy v U.S — from a November, 2018 American Bar Association article by Trish McCubbin can be read here. W.A.R. president Vicki Henry reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on the merits of this doctrine in Gundy v U.S before the end of June, 2019.

THE POWER OF PROSECUTORS

New York University Law Review Article One of the predominant themes in the criminal justice literature is that prosecutors dominate the justice system. Over seventy-five years ago, Attorney General Robert Jackson famously proclaimed that the “prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and reputation than any other person in America.” In one of the most cited law review articles of all time, Bill Stuntz added that prosecutors—not legislators,...

7th Circuit Rules Indiana DOC Violates Constitution

Sex Offender Prison Program Unconstitutional Indiana Department of Corrections cannot force sex offenders to list all past sex offenses. As reported in this "The Indiana Lawyer" article by Marilyn Odendahl last week: Finding the disclosures provide information that any law enforcement agent “would love to have,” the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled Indiana’s requirement that sex offender inmates give detailed accounts of their past actions violates...

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