Category: News

News of general interest to the WAR community.

Connecticut to Consider Sex-Offender Rule Changes

Commission Considers Changes to State Sex-Offender Registry Among several proposed changes are three headliners. The first focuses on revamping the system by focusing on an offender’s risk versus the offender’s conviction. In other words, how likely that person is to…

Gamble v. United States

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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…

Challenging Views on Sex Offender Laws

Master Thesis by Fresno State student Studied California Sex Offender Laws and Student Attitudes He surveyed more than 400 students on campus in spring 2018 to test whether their attitude on sex offender laws could be changed by providing expert…

North Carolina Procedure Ruled Unconstitutional

United States District Court Rules in Favor of Plantiff in Due Process Case Registered sex offenders face significant restrictions in their daily lives. See, e.g., N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-208.18(a)(3) (preventing registered sex offenders from going to libraries, arcades, amusement…

1 in 5 Adults on Probation or Parole in the U.S.

Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration More than a decade ago, policymakers around the country seeking to protect public safety, improve accountability, and save taxpayer dollars initiated a wave of…

Colorado Sex Offender Registration Challenge

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Millard et al., v. Rankin, 265 F.Supp.3d 1211 (D. Colo. 2017) Posted: September 7, 2017 | Mitchell Hamline School of Law Nature of Case: Plaintiffs, individuals required to register in Colorado, filed an as-applied civil rights challenge alleging that Colorado’s…

Third Lawsuit Filed

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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…

50 State Report on Public Safety

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Justice Center Report — New Report Combines Unprecedented Data Analyses, Case Studies to Help States Reach Public Safety Goals Justice Reinvestment Visit this interactive website with detailed reports on general criminal justice issues across the United States and information specific…

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…

How Safe Are Trick-or-Treaters?

An Analysis of Child Sexual Assaults on Halloween In this 12-page analysis of the statistics reported (Click Here to read PDF) on sexual abuse crimes committed on Halloween, published by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Read how there is…

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…