Category: Legal Action

Nevada Legislature

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Considering 17 “Sex Offense” bills U.S. News and World Report published this article on sexual offenses to bolster victims rights. CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are considering at least 17 bills on sexual assault, sex trafficking and sexual…

Rational Conclusion

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A U.S District Judge overturns two Alabama sex offender notification and registration provisions on first amendment rationale. Read the full article here in this Reason Magazine report by Jacob Sullum. Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens” By Jacob Sullum.

Repeal Adam Walsh Act

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Contact your state representative and ask them to repeal the Adam Walsh Act today. Politics is an emotion-driven human endeavor like many of our journeys through life. The current laws intent on preventing the next horrific act against a child…

Judicial Vindictiveness

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Kansas Man to be sentenced 3rd time for the same crime. As reported in this March 1, 2019 US News & World Report post, the Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to try again (third-time!) in sentencing a…

BDR 14-515

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Former Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom has submitted a Bill Draft Request on 9/9/2018  which is listed as: BDR-515 “Repeals provisions governing sex offenders which were originally enacted for purposes of the federal Adam Walsh Act.” Example blank BDR form…

SCOTUS Blog

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Argument analysis: Court poised to rule for challenger in dispute over constitutionality of sex-offender law This morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a dispute over the constitutionality of a federal law that requires convicted sex offenders to return…

What to say to the police

Don’t talk to the police. Why not? From this talk by Regent University School of Law Professor James Duane There is no way it will help. No benefit. Things will be taken out of context.

Michigan AG files SOR Brief

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed amicus briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court today in Press Release: 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…

Case – Church v Missouri

The Right to Meaningful Representation verses State Sovereign Immunity This case before and the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit can be read by clicking the link below. I would love to hear from…

ACLU Michigan Lawsuit

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ACLU suit seeks changes to Michigan sex offender registry By George Hunter, The Detroit NewsPublished 12:01 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 | Updated 10:33 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 William Hetherington says he’s still being punished after paying his debt for…

NV Senate Bill 8

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Revises provisions governing the conditions for lifetime supervision of sex offenders. (BDR 16-408) Existing law sets forth certain conditions to be imposed on sex offenders placed under a program of lifetime supervision or released on parole, probation or a suspended sentence.…

Double Jeopardy – Florida Supreme Court

BRIAN MITCHELL LEE, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA, December 13, 2018 Double jeopardy “prohibits subjecting a person to multiple prosecutions, convictions, and punishments for the same criminal offense.” “The prohibition against double jeopardy is ‘fundamental.’ ” There are three offenses at issue in…

First Step Act

McConnell Says He Will Bring Criminal Justice Bill to Senate Floor for Vote Under pressure from the White House and a number of his fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today he will bring a major criminal…

Will SCOTUS hear Boyd v Washington?

Should Registrants be able to protect their families and themselves with a firearm? Boyd v. Washington is among the cases on tomorrow’s Supreme Court of the United States conference calendar. The question at issue in that case is “Whether the…

Gamble v. United States

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Constitutional Accountability Center, Cato Institute, and American Civil Liberties Union file Friend of the Court Briefs In Gamble v. U.S., Supreme Court to take up the “Double Jeopardy Clause” of the Fith Amendment. The concept of “Dual-Sovereignty” will be addressed.…

Nondelegation Doctrine & Gundy v. U.S.

Nondelegation doctrine defined at Wikipedia Reviving the Nondelegation Doctrine The Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in a case that raises a nondelegation doctrine question (as well as several other issues). In Gundy v. United States, the nondelegation issue involves the…

North Carolina Procedure Ruled Unconstitutional

United States District Court Rules in Favor of Plantiff in Due Process Case Registered sex offenders face significant restrictions in their daily lives. See, e.g., N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-208.18(a)(3) (preventing registered sex offenders from going to libraries, arcades, amusement…