Category: News

News of general interest to the WAR community.

Wrongfully Accused and Jailed

Accused of rape by a fellow student, Brian Banks accepted a plea deal and went to prison on his 18th birthday. Years later he was exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project. He’s joined on Megyn Kelly TODAY…

The Forever Unforgiven

They are only thoughts. It may have happened in the past, but it may never happen in the future. Everyday Mindfulness #mindfulness The Adam Walsh Act wrongly preserves past mistakes made by many sex offenders in perpetuity regardless of anything.…

Internet Privacy

Arizona Citizens Have Right to Internet Privacy Arizonans have a constitutional right to online privacy to keep police from snooping around to find out who they are without first getting a warrant, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. In…

Federal suit challenges sex offender registry

The Missouri Legislature is prohibited from inflicting punishment on a particular person or group through legislative action without trial or judicial action,” the petition reads. “SORA violates the above constitutional bans as it imposes punishment on an affected class whose…

Thousands Freed From Prison Custody

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As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law Read this Alabama Public Radio report about this First Step Act reform. Most of the offenders being freed have been convicted of drug-related crimes and have been living in halfway houses across the United…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

CONFINED AND COSTLY

How Supervision Violations Are Filling Prisons and Burdening Budgets Human Rights means NOT Confined! The Council of State Governments Justice Center graphical representation on how prison populations are filling up due to supervision violations. Probation and parole are designed to…

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…

Warning — Failure to Register

Failure to register indictments in Missouri In this Callaway County, Missouri Fulton Sun news article, 8 registered citizens were indicted on Failure to Register violations. Never mind the upheaval, the additional shame, the cost – monetary and emotional, – the…

Green Light to Prosecute More Than Once

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Justices Rule States and Feds Can Prosecute Someone for ‘Same Crime’ Ginsburg said in her dissent: “Different parts of the ‘WHOLE’ United States should not be positioned to prosecute a defendant a second time for the same offense. I would…

In Remembrance

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“Divided, we stand?” by Scott Pelley As we reflect on the sacrifices made by fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, National Guardsmen this Memorial Day 2019, please read this thoughtful op ed piece by journalist Scott Pelley. How many…

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…