Category: Legal Action

Equal Employment Opportunity

5th Circuit Court of Appeals invalidates the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions Enforcement (EEOC) Guidance on ” Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” Collateral Consequences Resources Center article

Internet Privacy

Arizona Citizens Have Right to Internet Privacy Arizonans have a constitutional right to online privacy to keep police from snooping around to find out who they are without first getting a warrant, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. In…

Federal suit challenges sex offender registry

The Missouri Legislature is prohibited from inflicting punishment on a particular person or group through legislative action without trial or judicial action,” the petition reads. “SORA violates the above constitutional bans as it imposes punishment on an affected class whose…

Thousands Freed From Prison Custody

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As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law Read this Alabama Public Radio report about this First Step Act reform. Most of the offenders being freed have been convicted of drug-related crimes and have been living in halfway houses across the United…

Nevada Restores Voter Rights

From the Nevada Secretary of State website: Eligibility Status for Individuals with Prior Felony Convictions Any Nevada resident who: Was discharged from parole or probation before July 1, 2019; Is not serving a term of imprisonment on July 1, 2019;…

Righting Biased Decisions

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals holds colleges legally responsible for their woke ideology Whenever I read a court opinion describing a campus sexual-assault proceeding, I routinely find myself shocked at the staggering unfairness and ridiculous bias of campus kangaroo courts.…

Tenn S.O. Challenge

Three convicted sex offenders have filed a lawsuit challenging Tennessee legislation that would make it a felony for them to live with their children. The Tennessean reports Judge William Campbell Jr. granted a temporary restraining order Friday. A hearing on…

Gundy V United States

Non-Delegation Doctrine Update In this Competitive Enterprise Institute article, it is stated that there is a long road ahead to take legislative powers away from U.S Administrative authorities but this U.S. Supreme Court case are taking the next steps towards…

Supreme Court rules for sex offender

child pornography case testing power of judges and juries The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that even sex offenders deserve to have the reasons for their sentences determined by a jury, not a judge. The justices ruled 5-4 that a federal law requiring…

Gundy Case Update

Opinion analysis: Court refuses to resurrect nondelegation doctrine If you have been following this case, Gundy v. United States, here is an excerpt and analysis from SCOTUS Blog : The Supreme Court today refused to resurrect the nondelegation doctrine, the…

Green Light to Prosecute More Than Once

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Justices Rule States and Feds Can Prosecute Someone for ‘Same Crime’ Ginsburg said in her dissent: “Different parts of the ‘WHOLE’ United States should not be positioned to prosecute a defendant a second time for the same offense. I would…

Lifetime Supervision Revisited Again

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Nevada Senate Bill 8 – SB8 – once again is trying to revive the lifetime supervision of sex offenders. Watch the video recordings of the hearings on March 18, 2019 by the senate judiciary committee in this unbelievable attempt to…

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…

Hope In Michigan

ACLU pushes for removal of sex offender registry As reported in an earlier post, the Michigan SOR laws have been challenged and now the ACLU of Michigan is pushing for the removal of the current sex offender laws. ABC 57…

PA High Court to review SORNA case again

In this COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES RESOURCE CENTER April 9, 2019 article about a case in Pennsylvania that is questioning the due process violations for people affected by SORNA. As reported in this article the PA High Court will hear Due Process…