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First Circuit Orders Clarification of Conditions of Release for Sex Offender by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ordered a lower court to clarify several conditions imposed upon a sex offender as part of his supervised release following a term ...
Article • August 22, 2017
No Violation of Law for Sex Offender Volunteering for Church Youth Group; New Jersey Indictment Dismissed by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 22, 2016, a New Jersey appellate court affirmed the dismissal of an indictment that charged a sex offender with violating a statute which forbids such offenders ...
Illinois High Court Upholds Sex Offender Requirements Struck Down in Other States by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 20, 2016, the Illinios Supreme Court declared constitutional a law that requires convicted sex offenders to report their email addresses, Internet identities and related online data to law enforcement officials. ...
Registration, Tracking of Sex Offenders Drives Mass Incarceration Numbers and Costs by Rick Anderson by Rick Anderson The September 1988 rape and murder of 29-year-old Diane Ballasiotes in Seattle, Washington, followed by the 1989 rape and sexual mutilation of a 7-year-old Tacoma boy, were the seedlings of today’s nationwide sex ...
One Survivor's Crusade Reveals a Plague of Errors in Nation's Sex Offender Registries by Steve Friess Estimates of the number of entries with crucial mistakes run into the tens of thousands. One man—and pretty much only one man—is trying to fix them. by Steve Friess, Take Part Tim Fisher steps slowly ...
Florida’s Civil Commitment Center a “Living Death Sentence” by David Reutter According to state officials, the Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC), which holds up to 720 residents billed as the worst sexual predators in the state, is necessary to ensure public safety. For Correct Care Recovery Solutions, a spin-off company ...
Challenge to Sex Offender Passport Identifier Dismissed by California Federal Court by Christopher Zoukis A challenge to the newly passed "International Megan's Law" has been tossed out of court by Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that ...
Ninth Circuit Finds Arizona's Sex Offender Registration Law Not Ex Post Facto Violation by Matthew Clarke On September 2, 2016, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals found that Arizona's sex offender registration law may be constitutionally applied to persons who committed their offense prior to ...
Sex Offender Registration Requirement of Louisiana Crimes Against Nature by Solicitation Statute Unconstitutional by Matthew Clarke On March 29, 2012, a Louisiana federal court held that the sex offender registration requirement of the Louisiana Crimes Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) statute, La.R.S. 14:89(B), was an unconstitutional violation of the Equal ...
Registered Sex Offenders Fall Victim to “Vigilante Justice” by According to prosecutors, an Anchorage man assaulted and robbed three men on Alaska’s sex offender registry, keeping a notebook that listed the names of his victims and the items he stole from them. Jason Christian Vukovich, 41, allegedly plotted the attacks ...
Residency Restrictions Cause Homelessness to Increase Among Registered Sex Offenders in Arizona by Matthew Clarke It is well known that restrictions on where registered sex offenders (RSOs) are permitted to reside in Miami resulted in the creation of an RSO camp under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. PLN recently reported that ...
Chicago Men Arrested For Failing to Register As A Sex Offender After Being Turned Away By Chicago Police Department by Christopher Zoukis On at least 601 occasions in the first three months of 2014, men who appeared at the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to register as sex offenders were turned ...
Internet Publication of Massachusetts Sex Offender Information Enjoined by Mark Wilson On March 26, 2014, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court enjoined the retrospective application of a law requiring Internet publication of level two sex offender registry information. In 1999, Massachusetts established a sex offender registration law (SORL), which classified sex ...
Seventh Circuit Holds Indiana Must Provide Process to Appeal Errors in Sex Offender Registry by Matthew Clarke On August 26, 2012, the Seventh Circuit court of appeals held that the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) must provide a procedure by which persons listed on the state's "Sex and Violent Offender ...
Federal Jury Awards $9 Million to Illinois Man Cleared of Rape He Was Convicted of as Teenager by Alejandro Dominguez, who spent four years in prison for a rape he did not commit, was awarded $9 million by a federal jury after DNA evidence cleared him of the charges. Dominguez, ...
Fictitious Name Proceeding Test Presents ‘Heavy Burden’ by A Michigan federal district court denied a motion to proceed under a fictitious name in a challenge to the residency restrictions in Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act. The Court noted that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure each party must have his ...
Gray v. Sobin, DC, Amicus Brief - ACLU, Respondent Stalking Petitioner in Charge of DC Sex Registry, 2013 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Family Division Domestic Violence Unit STEPHANIE GRAY, Petitioner, v. No. 2013 CPO 3690 Judge Todd E. Edleman Next Event: Hearing, January 24,2014 DENNIS SOBIN, Respondent. ...
Doe et al v. Kerry et al, CA, Order Denying Mot for PI, IML international sex offender travel notice, 2016 Case 4:16-cv-00654-PJH Document 41 Filed 04/13/16 Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 United States ...
Doe v. Kerry et al, CA, Complaint, sex offender passport registration, 2016 Case 3:16-cv-00654 Document 1 Filed 02/09/16 Page 1 of 27 1 2 3 4 5 6 Janice M. Bellucci, Esq., SBN 108911 LAW OFFICE OF JANICE M. BELLUCCI 475 Washington Boulevard Marina Del Rey, California 90292 Tel: (805) ...
Supreme Court Reverses SORNA Notification Requirement when Sex Offenders Move Overseas by Derek Gilna The federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq., requires registered sex offenders to advise law enforcement officials within three business days of their change of address or intent to ...
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