Sex offense registration for life, without prior judicial review, unconstitutional, says the SC Supreme Court

By Meg Kinnard . . . South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life, without prior judicial review, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous ruling, justices wrote that “requirement that sex offenders must register for life without any opportunity for judicial review violates due process because it is arbitrary and cannot…

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NARSOL Webcast: Building Your Advocacy Tool Kit

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, NARSOL will host a live day-long webcast entitled, “Building Your Advocacy Toolkit.” The one-day virtual event will feature speakers and panelists who will present viewpoints, strategies, and techniques that can assist anyone who is an advocate for criminal justice reform or may be contemplating it, whether at the local, regional, or national level. The webcast,…

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NARSOL, others, continue battle for those on sexual offense registry

By NARSOL (Sandy and Robin) . . . In Wisconsin, a new battle is being launched in what is getting to be an old war. Civil rights attorneys Adele Nicholas and Mark Weinberg, seasoned soldiers in this war fought on behalf of persons forced to live as someone on a sex offender registry, have launched this latest skirmish due to a…

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New academic paper finds sex offender “registry regime” driven by “animus” (aka bitterness, hatred, acrimony, spite, dislike, loathing, etc.)

By Professor Ira Ellman . . . When Animus Matters and Sex Offense Underreporting Does Not: The Sex Offender Registry Regime Abstract In Romer v. Evans the Court drew a constitutional distinction between civil laws enacted for a broad public purpose that justifies “the incidental disadvantages they impose on certain persons,” and laws that have “the peculiar property of imposing…

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Levenson, Horowitz, & Singleton among speakers for NARSOL conference

By NARSOL . . . NARSOL’s National Conference is scheduled for October 8-10, 2021, in beautiful Houston, Texas, and it’s getting closer. This event offers much that goes above and beyond the amazing speakers, enlightening information, and wonderful connections that you’ll make. Details are still being finalized for the conference, but it’s never too early to mark your calendar and…

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West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (WVRSOL) launches its new website—

By Philip . . . West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (WVRSOL) is excited to announce the launch of its new website WVRSOL.org! Come on over and check us out—while you’re there, don’t forget to bookmark the site. We’ve been working hard to get the site up and running and have been adding content we feel will be helpful…

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