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; and Has not already had his or her right to voter restored Is immediately restored the right to vote as of July 1, 2019. These individuals are eligible...

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. Driven by the need to find more men guilty — and rationalized by a #BelieveWomen ideology — campus administrators have systematically discarded every fundamental notion of due process...

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 the request for an injunction is July 11. The legislation is set to become law July 1. Under the law, convicted sex offenders could be subject to arrest...

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 limitations. Since before the United States was founded, it was understood for centuries that the legislature could not delegate their lawmaking powers by allowing the executive to decide...

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 sex offenders to return to prison based on a judge's new findings is unconstitutional. Supreme Court precedent gives juries, not judges, the power to determine criminal conduct. Associate...

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 long-dormant principle that Congress cannot transfer its power to legislate to another branch of government. The case, Gundy v. United States, involved a provision of the Sex Offender...

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...

Iowa Supreme Court rules requiring sex offenders to report social media presence is not a First Amendment violation

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that requiring sex offenders to disclose their social media identities and other digital information does not violate their free speech rights. Iowa Supreme Court rules that Social Media reporting not a first amendment violation

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 violations of SORNA: One of the first people to be required to register under the new law was the defendant in Commonwealth v. Torsilieri. Torsilieri was convicted by...

Elimination of Lifetime Registration for Some

Arizona lawmakers weigh elimination of lifetime sex offender registration for some State lawmakers are weighing whether to give judges more leeway to eliminate the requirement that certain people register for life as sex offenders. As reported in this Tuscon.com article By Howard Fischer Capitol Media ServicesMar 28, 2019 Updated Mar 29, 2019

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