CA RSOL Meeting – July 26 in Los Angeles
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CA RSOL Meeting in Los Angeles – July 26

The next CA RSOL meeting in Los Angeles will take place on July 26 at 10 am, at the usual location – the ACLU building at 1313 W. 8th Street in Los Angeles.

Registrants, family and friends, supporters and professionals are welcome to… Read More >>


Registered sex offender Frank Lindsay today challenged an ordinance adopted by the City of Hesperia which prohibits him and all other registered citizens from visiting public and private locations as well as residing within that city. … Read More >>

TX: Lewisville Loses Appeal on Sex Offender Ordinance

In a ruling released Tuesday, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court ruling from last year that had dismissed a lawsuit against the City of Lewisville over the constitutionality of a city ordinance restricting … Read More >>

WI: Sex offender law passes after CBS 58 Investigation

MILWAUKEE – Thanks to a CBS 58 Bottom Line Investigation Milwaukee now has a new sex offender ordinance.

CBS 58′s Investigative Reporter Sarah Barwacz brought the issue to lawmakers back in May after finding child predators… Read More >>

VT: Lawmakers not ready to post Sex Offenders’ addresses online

Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online.

State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be “favorable” before the … Read More >>

Sheriff’s officials conduct sex offender compliance check

Ventura County, Calif. – The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sex offender compliance check Saturday, officials said Tuesday. Full ArticleRead More >>

MN: The Minnesota Sex Offender Program, explained

Last week, inside a federal courtroom in St. Paul, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank heard several days of testimony from a team of experts appointed to review how the state administers its Minnesota Sex Offender Program — the subjectRead More >>

Sex Offender Registry Insanity

Writing at Reason’s Hit & Run blog, Lenore Skenazy passes along the story of a man caught up in a particular bizarre application of the laws requiring people register as sex offenders. Full Article… Read More >>

MA: National Geographic photos not child porn, court rules

The state’s highest court has tossed out a child pornography case against a convicted child rapist who had photocopies of pictures of naked children from a National Geographic magazine, a sociology textbook, and a naturist catalogue inRead More >>

We can do better on sex offender laws

Let’s face it, we’re more sympathetic to the plights of some than others. Lost puppies and sad children rank right up there atop the sympathy scale. And at the bottom …

Well, can you think of a group lower than sex offenders? It’s a tough… Read More >>

Changes to sex offender ordinance worries parents

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors deferred action on a proposal to repeal a Riverside County ordinance restricting where convicted sex offenders can reside and loiter, directing county staff instead to modify the… Read More >>

Lompoc council to consider changes to sex offender ordinance [UPDATED with more media and video]

Lompoc’s City Council members tonight will consider easing loitering restrictions in the city’s sex offender ordinance to conform to state law, and temporarily suspending enforcement of residency limitations for registered offenders.Read More >>

Cities grapple with sex-offender code changes

HESPERIA — Reluctant to bow to state-level pressure, councilmen deferred adopting amendments to the city code about the regulation of sex offenders spurred by recent and pending court actions.

With two of the city’s five councilmen … Read More >>

I Saw a Man Get Arrested For a Sex Crime Because He Made a Scheduling Error

When I agreed to keynote the Reform Sex Offender Laws conference this week in Dallas, Texas, I didn’t expect it to hit quite so close to home.

But before I arrived, I got a phone call from a soft-spoken, super-articulate young man, Joshua… Read More >>

Riverside County moves to keep some sex offender limits

Riverside County supervisors indicated Tuesday they would continue to limit where convicted sex offenders can live while repealing an ordinance saying offenders cannot go near schools and other places children gather.… Read More >>

WI: Judge sentences man behind arson to sex offender’s home to prison

STURGEON BAY, WI (WTAQ) – A Door County judge has sentenced a man who took part is setting fire to the home of a registered sex offender Monday to three years in prison.

T.J. Hunt set fire to the home where Jason Johnson was staying back on … Read More >>

Supervisors set to repeal sex offender ordinance

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors are expected to repeal Ordinance 902, the ordinance that sets rules on where sex offenders can live or visit. The board decided to appeal the ordinance on the advice of legal counsel following Appeals… Read More >>

CA RSOL Meeting in San Diego – September 20

On September 20th the monthly California RSOL meeting will be from 10 am to 1 pm in San Diego. The meeting will take place at California Western School of Law at 225 Cedar Street San Diego, CA 92101, Room LH2.

Registrants, family and friends,…

Lompoc May Revise ‘Presence’ Restrictions for Sex Offenders

The City of Lompoc is poised to repeal its stringent requirements on where registered sex offenders can visit, a change stemming from a lawsuit filed by a Grover Beach man. Full Article

Related: Santa Maria attorney files sex offender lawsuit… Read More >>

MA: SJC sex offender ruling another affront against Massachusetts residents (Op-Ed)

The state’s highest judicial entity; the Supreme Judicial Court reached another stunning milestone in delivering an affront to the sensibilities and protections of law-abiding citizens on July 11th. In a 6 to 1 decision the justicesRead More >>

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