CA RSOL Meetings: Berkeley (8/13), San Diego (9/17), Los Angeles (10/15)
Emotional Support Group Meeting: August 6 in Los Angeles

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Peaceful Protest in Oakland Attracts More Than 40 People

More than 40 people today participated in a peaceful protest held outside the federal district court in Oakland.  Participants included registrants and supporters from California as well as several other states, including Florida,… Read More >>

Janice’s Journal: We Need YOU to Help Restore Registrants’ Rights on July 27

A federal judge made a wise and brave decision on Friday. She granted a TRO which temporarily prohibits the City of Murrieta from evicting a registrant, who suffers from both medical and financial challenges, from the home of his sister, the… Read More >>

Emotional Support Group Meetings Resume in L.A. on August 6

Emotional Support Group meetings for registrants and their loved ones will resume in Los Angeles on August 6 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the ACLU building, 1313 W. 8th Street, and free underground parking is available.

There is no charge… Read More >>

CA RSOL Meetings: Berkeley (Aug 13), San Diego (Sep 17), Los Angeles (Oct 15)

Please mark your calendars for California RSOL’s upcoming monthly meetings. Registrants, friends and family and interested service providers are invited to attend these free meetings. There will be no law enforcement or media present… Read More >>

International Megan’s Law (IML) Protest – July 27 in Oakland

Join California RSOL in protesting International Megan’s Law (IML), the law to prevent Registrant international travel, at the U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, July 27, 2016.

The government has filed a motion to dismiss… Read More >>

NC: Sex Offender Premises Restrictions Revised in Response to Doe v. Cooper

The General Assembly amended G.S. 14-208.18, the law that makes it a Class H felony for certain registered sex offenders to go certain places. The changes are a response to Doe v. Cooper, a federal case in which the trial judge enjoined every … Read More >>

IN: Judge keeps sex offender’s voting suit alive

A registered sex offender’s lawsuit against the Indiana Secretary of State and other parties will proceed, a federal judge ruled Thursday, denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss.

Blackford County resident ____ ____ filed the … Read More >>

IL: A chance to get sex offender laws right [Editorial]

When the 19-year-old son of ____ ____ of Downstate Fairview Heights had sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend, he was forced to register as a sex offender. He was a legal adult and she was a minor.

Police told his employer to fire him, and when … Read More >>

IL: Sex offenders sue, saying registry laws keep them from church, living with family

A 77-year-old man says he’s been forced out of his home, had to move out of state and can’t visit his daughter’s family because of a crime he committed long ago. Full Article… Read More >>

CT: State Supreme Court Overturns Denial Of Rental Assistance To Sex Offender

The state Supreme Court has ruled that housing officials improperly removed a man from Connecticut’s rental assistance program because his name was on the state’s sex offender registry.

The state Department of Housing issued… Read More >>

Federal Judge Temporarily Stops Residency Restrictions in Murrieta

Federal judge Virginia Phillips issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) today that prohibits the City of Murrieta from enforcing its residency restrictions against a registrant who moved to his sister’s home earlier this month.… Read More >>

IN: First In The Nation To Create Child-Abuse Registry

Starting in July 2017, Indiana will become the first state in the nation maintaining a child abuse offender registry,

The new law tracks anyone who has ever been convicted in Indiana of child neglect – or physical or sexual abuse of a child. … Read More >>

Canada: Supreme Court says judges can ban convicted sexual predators from Internet

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court took steps Thursday to bring the law up to speed to protect children in the rapidly evolving realm of cyberspace in a ruling allowing judges to ban convicted sexual predators from using the Internet.

The case… Read More >>

NC: Bans sex offenders from spots children gather

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina has banned some sex offenders from places children gather while a similar state law from 2009 remains under federal review.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill Thursday that would prohibit sex offenders… Read More >>

TX: Rowlett Couple Harassed After Mistaken Sex Offender Notice

ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) – A Rowlett couple fear for their safety after police mistakenly listed their address as belonging to a sex offender.

The Texas Department of Public Safety sent postcards to neighbors within four blocks of the house… Read More >>

A Defender Office for Supreme Court Advocacy?

An “independent federal public defender office charged with representing poor defendants before the United States Supreme Court” is necessary to fill gaps in legal services to the poor and “better balance the scales of justice between… Read More >>

NY: Sex offenders are moved out of North Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Parents are relieved after two sex offenders are moved from a group home in North Buffalo.

“I’m thrilled that they’re out of our neighborhood,” said Andy Bus, who lives down the road from the home. Full Article… Read More >>

WI: Sex offenders contesting Pleasant Prairie ordinance

Six convicted sex offenders living in Pleasant Prairie allege the village’s restrictions on where offenders can live are so broad, they effectively banish them from the village in violation of their constitutional rights.

A federal lawsuit… Read More >>

Janice’s Journal: Hand-to-Hand Combat in California Cities

Today we are conducting hand-to-hand combat with cities throughout the state of California in order to challenge their residency restrictions. There are more than 100 cities that have such restrictions and thusfar we have filed nine lawsuits.… Read More >>

AK: Anchorage man says an attacker who called himself the ‘avenging angel’ broke into his home and assaulted him with a hammer

Jason Vukovich, 41, waived his appearance at a court hearing Thursday in an unusual criminal case: the hammer attack he’s charged with carrying out against a man on a sex-offender list.

While police and prosecutors won’t go into… Read More >>

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