Category: News

News of general interest to the WAR community.

No Where To Go!

Urgent Need For Sex Offender Law Reform A new report by The Fortune Society and many advocates urges much need reform of current laws and restrictions placed upon sex offenders. Registration laws for those convicted of sex-related offenses, and more…

THE POWER OF PROSECUTORS

New York University Law Review Article One of the predominant themes in the criminal justice literature is that prosecutors dominate the justice system. Over seventy-five years ago, Attorney General Robert Jackson famously proclaimed that the “prosecutor has more control over…

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…

A Life Interrupted

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After a False Accusation, Police and Child Services Forced a Family Apart for 7 Months Sad story out of New Mexico. Adam Lowther was a busy man, traveling constantly for his work as director of the Air Force’s Advanced Nuclear…

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…

YouTube Video

Sex Offenders: Stop Believing the Lies No matter what your religious beliefs, world-view, or personal philosophies, this country is not being fair to ex-offenders of any cloth.

Motel 6 to Pay $12M

Motel 6 Motels in Washington state gave Immigration and Customs – ICE agents – hotel guest information without a court issued warrant or written permission.

U.S. Cities Reforming Criminal Justice

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From Philadelphia’s efforts to reduce jail population through pretrial reforms to community-based interventions in New York City, this PEW Charitable Trusts report show some efforts at reforming the use of jails in our society.

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.

Defendants Always Win rule

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas decries the Court’s latest :defendant always wins” rule! As reported in this Appellate Squawk March 2, 2019 Post: Plenty, fumes Justice Thomas, dissenting in Garza v. Idaho (2019), where Justice Sotomayor floats the radical…