WVRSOL joins NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022

By Philip . . . WVRSOL has joined NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022. You may read NARSOL’s opposition post here and the associated opposition letter here. WVRSOL has mailed individual letters of opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951 to the U.S. Judiciary Committee members and West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin, III and Shelley More…

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New Church Crossroads of Hope Offers Hope to Registrants & Their Families

By Sandy & Philip . . . For persons required to register whose life “before” included regular or even occasional church attendance and worship, being ostracized from the fellowship or forbidden to attend due to restrictions or laws can be one of the more devastating consequences of life on the registry. And for those who are seeking a church home…

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The Anti-Registry Activist Manual—A Guide to Effective Advocacy by Jonathan Grund

  By Philip . . . The Anti-Registry Activist Manual—A Guide to Effective Advocacy book review. I had the opportunity recently in my position as Executive Director of West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (WVRSOL) to obtain, read, and review The Anti-Registry Activist Manual—A Guide to Effective Advocacy compiled and edited by Jonathan Grund with support from Derek Logue…

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Lives on the Registry: Making a Difference

By WVRSOL . . . WVRSOL’s Executive Director Philip Kaso joins Andy on NARSOL’s Lives on the Registry to tell us a bit of how he got involved with NARSOL, its foundation Vivante Espero, West Virginia, and ultimately become a founding member of West Virginians for Rational Sexual Offence Laws (WVRSOL). You can watch the ten-minute conversation on NARSOL’s Lives…

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NARSOL in Action: NARSOL Launches New Legal Action Project

https://wvrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/NIA_SLAP.pdf Date of Event: September 30, 2021 Time: 7:00 to 9:00 Eastern NARSOL will have a two-hour conference call on September 30, beginning at 7:00 eastern time. We will be discussing NARSOL’s new relationship with Paul Dubbeling. Mr. Dubbeling is an attorney based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who is now on retainer with NARSOL. He will be leading our reinvigorated…

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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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