Category: Legal Action

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

Declaration of Independence

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…

VASQUEZ, ET AL. v. ILLINOIS

Brief of Eighteen Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE1 Amici are eighteen scholars across six disciplines whose work includes the leading empirical studies of persons convicted of sexual offenses and the laws applied to…

Third Lawsuit Filed

America Crocodile

Third Lawsuit Filed This Month Challenging Florida Sex Offender Registry Oct 15, 2018 | Florida Action Committee Another federal lawsuit has been filed challenging the Florida sex offender registry. This one filed in the Middle District of Florida and assigned…

Florida Ex Post Facto Challenge

Plaintiffs are five registrants whose offenses were committed before the first version of FSORNA was enacted in October 1997. They have long since completed their sentences, including probation. They have not since been arrested or convicted of any substantive offense,…

Playing With Fire?

Liberals Courted Neil Gorsuch’s Vote to Strike Down a Terrible Sex Offender Law During Tuesday’s oral arguments in Gundy v. United States at the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch name-dropped an unusual ally: the American Civil Liberties Union. Gorsuch asked…

US Supreme Court to Hear SORNA Case

HERMAN AVERY GUNDY, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES, Respondent. INTRODUCTION The Government defends a version of SORNA that Congress never enacted. Nothing in 34 U.S.C. § 20913(d)—or anywhere else in SORNA—directs the Attorney General to make the Act’s requirements, including its criminal sanctions, applicable to…