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Seventh Circuit considers challenges to Wisconsin sex offense laws

Dave Byrnes of the Courthouse News Service wrote that the Seventh Circuit panel heard two cases against Wisconsin’s sex offense laws.  In one case, two separate plaintiffs argued that the state laws were unjust.  In the second case, the three plaintiffs challenged the...

Results of HB 1235 beginning October 1, 2024

The changes in HB 1235 apply to ALL people on the registry, whether they are forced to register as a sex offender or sexual predator.     For the purpose of calculating a temporary residence, the first day that a person abides, lodges, or resides at a place is...

Results of Harper v. Glass Order beginning October 1, 2024

This order addresses only the reporting requirements of those forced to register as a sex offender, NOT sexual predators.  There is NO change to current operations as they pertain to a person with the label of predator forced upon them.   FDLE interprets the...

Alarming news out of Louisiana

A bill that should have gone nowhere in Louisiana’s legislative body, has passed in the House and has had a first reading in the Senate.  HB 166 is the vasectomy bill: “In addition to any other penalties provided by law, any person who is convicted of a sex offense as...

FAC Announcements April 2024

  "PETITION TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO INVESTIGATE THE UNITED STATES' SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AS A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS." Reached 6,884 signatures.  Help us get to 7,500 signatures before the NARSOL Conference in June! Tell friends...

Video of Volusia County Meeting

The Volusia County Council members voted on April 2, 2024, to extend the state’s 1000-foot residency restrictions to 1500 feet in the unincorporated parts of the county.  Deland, Daytona Beach, and New Smyrna Beach already have 2500-foot residency restrictions....

There are innocent people on the “sex offender registry”

At the April 2 Volusia County Council meeting and one other meeting last year, Councilman Don Dempsey said in his 34 years as a prosecutor and defense attorney, he had seen people who were innocent take a plea deal rather than play Russian roulette with a jury.  As a...

Ex Post Facto – Sustainer 2024

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