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Potential Good News! Amendment filed in CS/CS/SB 234

On Friday, Amendment 122135 was filed as part of Senate Bill 234, which addressed State v. James, 298 So. 3d 90 (Fla. 2d DCA 2020) (the case that said someone who has not paid their fee has no requirement to register), but removed the parts of the bill that state, "A...

Summerfield sex offender jailed after showing up a day late to register

A Summerfield sex offender spent a night in jail last week after showing up a day late for his quarterly registration update. He has re-registered 25 times since originally registering in April 2015. He most recently re-registered in Marion County on Dec. 4, 2020 and...

TN: Judge orders state to remove men from sex offender registry

A federal judge ruled Monday that Tennessee’s sex offender registration act is unconstitutional, at least as it was applied retroactively to two offenders. The ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee affects only the two men who sued,...

MN: Apple Valley settles lawsuit over sex offender residency

The city of Apple Valley has agreed to settle a class action federal lawsuit filed in 2020 that challenges the constitutionality of a 2017 city ordinance that limits where some sex offenders can live in the community.The Apple Valley City Council, without discussion,...

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