Category: Legal Action

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…

SMART Office

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S.M.A.R.T. Office Case Law Update Click the DOJ Logo image below to review the updated court rulings used in the administration of the U.S. Department of Justice’s SMART Office (Office of sex offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registration, and Tracking)

GPS Tracking & Privacy

The Boston Globe Reports – “The government does not have an ‘unlimited’ ability to infringe upon a probationer’s still-existing, albeit diminished, expectations of privacy,’’ Justice Frank M. Gaziano wrote for the court. “GPS monitoring is not a minimally invasive search.”…

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a Bill Draft Request on 9/9/2018  which is listed as: BDR-515 “Repeals provisions governing sex offenders which were originally enacted for purposes of the federal Adam Walsh Act.”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…

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.…