CA: New Bill Could Change the Way Sex Offenders are Registered

Some sex offenders could soon lose their lifelong registration in the state of California. That's if a new bill headed to the California Senate is signed into law. "It really changes it drastically, which is not fair to us as parents and our community and keeping us...

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No Voting for Sex Offenders or Murderers Says Florida

Florida’s state Supreme Court on Thursday approved language for a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. If the measure makes it on the ballot and receives a 60% favorable vote, the...

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Sex offender residency laws: There are no easy answers: Editorial

If you read the following editorial as being sympathetic toward sex offenders, you are missing the point. We are not being sympathetic. We simply want to state that it’s not always possible to legislate our way to safety. Dawn Knull wants a change in state law that...

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11th Circuit DENIES Miami-Dade’s Motion for Rehearing!!!

The order has finally come back from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and they have DENIED Miami-Dade County's request for a rehearing! This is great news, it means that our Sex Offender Residency Restriction (SORR) challenge in Miami-Dade County can now proceed, it...

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Should NC sex offenders pay to be on registry?

RALEIGH -- Sex offenders would have to pay an annual fine to be listed on the state’s sex offender registry under a bill proposed by N.C. Rep. Ted Davis, R-New Hanover. “There is a cost to continuing to have them on that registry,” Davis said. “The point of this is to...

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2nd Circuit Declares CP Sentence Unreasonable

In Jenkins (attached), the Second Circuit reversed as substantively unreasonable a within-guideline sentence of 225 months (plus 25 years of supervised release) in a child pornography case in which the defendant was convicted of possession and transportation, and the...

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