CA RSOL Meeting: Berkeley on May 14, San Diego on June 18

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Janice’s Journal: May You Live in Interesting Times

May you live in interesting times is a saying attributed to ancient China. Some have interpreted that saying as a curse, others as a blessing. Regardless of its negative or positive connotation, the saying applies today to the lives of almost… Read More >>

Final Presence Restrictions Lawsuit Ends in Settlement

The City of Carson has agreed to settle the final presence restrictions lawsuit pending in the state of California. A total of 31 lawsuits were filed starting with the City of Lancaster in December 2012. As a result of these lawsuits, the only… Read More >>

CA RSOL Meeting: May 14, Berkeley [NEW DATE]

Please mark the following dates on your calendars. California RSOL will hold monthly meetings in Berkeley on May 14 (revised date).

As always, start time is 10 am and the meetings are expected to last about 2 hours.

Join us at the Finnish Hall,…

California RSOL Meeting in San Diego – June 18


California RSOL’s June meeting will take place in San Diego on June 18. The meeting will start at 10 am at California Western School of Law, Room LH2 at 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Topics of discussion will include…

AZ: Student arrested for indecent exposure in yearbook picture

A student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa is facing dozens of criminal charges for indecent exposure after a prank got published in the yearbook, according to the Mesa Police Department. Full Article… Read More >>

Sex-offender list offers more harm than protection (Opinion)

I was recently on one of the city Facebook pages and noticed a posting that someone had discovered they have a registered sex offender in their neighborhood. What I found disturbing is that the poster made a generalized statement with no details… Read More >>

IL: Suit – sex offender statutes too vague, unconstitutional

Five sex offenders filed a lawsuit Monday asking a judge to halt the enforcement of several of Illinois’ sex offender registration statutes. Full Article… Read More >>

Dennis Hastert Case Renews Calls To Change Child Sex Abuse Reporting Laws

For nearly 40 years, Scott Cross hid from everybody what he called his “darkest secret.” And in a federal courtroom, the 53-year-old revealed it to the world.

“Coach Hastert sexually abused me in 1979, my senior year in high school,”… Read More >>

India: Sex Offenders’ Registry Not an Ideal Solution

In what seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to the problem of sexual violence, the government has informed Parliament of its plans to introduce a sex offender registry on the lines of those in western countries in order to “instil fear among sex… Read More >>

Long Beach police stings improperly targeted gays, judge rules

LONG BEACH — A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against a man who was arrested in a public restroom.

Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina ruled…

New Medicaid Guidance Improves Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Americans Reentering Their Communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) strengthened access to health care for individuals transitioning from incarceration back to their communities. New Medicaid guidance released today updates decades-old policy… Read More >>

VT: Sheriff Risks His Career by Hiring a Sex Offender 

Skill saws screamed, drowning out Top 40 country music tunes while two men labored to transform a run-down garage in the village of Hyde Park. The lead carpenter on the job, Timothy Szad, showed off his work in what will become an evidence room… Read More >>

LA: 911 call helps convict former Louisiana district attorney

In 2010, a woman made a desperate 911 call to report that a powerful prosecutor sexually assaulted her at her home. Six years later that prosecutor has been called a sexual predator by authorities and faces a possible prison sentence. Full Article… Read More >>

Former House speaker sentenced to more than a year in prison

CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included… Read More >>

UK: Defending Ched Evans has made me guilty by association 

Sticking up for Ched Evans, maintaining in this column that the Welsh footballer was the victim of a miscarriage of justice, has been a pretty horrible experience. Full Article… Read More >>

MI: Indecent exposure, criminal past brings sex offender prison term of 1 day to life

A man who exposed himself near a Grandville mall and later took video of a woman in a Tanger Outlet Mall changing room is heading to prison for what could be the rest of his life. Full Article… Read More >>

KS: ‘Denial of justice’ to delay Kansas Supreme Court rulings for eight months, justice says

A Kansas Supreme Court justice accused his colleagues of denying justice by delaying a series of opinions for eight months after they were decided, a tactic that changed the court’s precedent and accentuated the sway a single justice’s… Read More >>

NY: PFML sues a poor man from another state in retaliation for Internet comments

The Suffolk nonprofit hired by the county to monitor registered sex offenders has sued a Cincinnati registered sex offender, accusing him of defaming the group with his online posts. Full Article… Read More >>

Registered Citizen Granted Contractor’s License

The Contractors State License Board has granted a contractor’s license to a registered citizen who initially applied for a license, but whose license was denied because he is required to register as a sex offender.

The Board’s…

PA: Supreme Court to hear registration appeals from 3 sex offenders

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by three convicted child molesters, including a Harrisburg man and a former Lancaster County teacher, who claim they wrongly are being forced to register with state police for… Read More >>

In a single day, the Kansas Supreme Court issues important constitutional opinions — and overrules them (Opinion)

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. On Friday the Kansas Supreme Court issued decisions in three cases — State v. Buser, State v. Redmond and Doe v. Thompson — holding that Kansas’s Offender Registration Act, requiring… Read More >>

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