True Story: Judge Meets Low Expectations

True story from a Nebraska courtroom: The former sex offender, who never went to prison but was placed on probation — for good reason — petitions a state court in Nebraska for a set-aside, as the law permits him to do. It has been many long years since his offense. He has letters from psychologistsContinue reading “True Story: Judge Meets Low Expectations”

Are We Starting to Question Crazy, Hysteria-driven Sentences?

The U.S.  Supreme Court has indicated it has an interest in whether its view on the scope of the legal duty of users of child pornography to pay the victims might be affected by a ruling it made last month in a criminal drug case.  In a brief order in Paroline v. United States, the Court called for supplemental briefs on the impactContinue reading “Are We Starting to Question Crazy, Hysteria-driven Sentences?”

No Travel Restrictions on "Confronting the Lie"

Confronting the Lie has struck a nerve. It is receiving national distribution via sites such as the Sex Offender Issues network, and in Nebraska on sites like KETV-Channel 7’s Facebook page(!). We also are receiving supportive comments, through comments on this blog and other channels. One blog comment bears repeating. It comes from “mother –Continue reading “No Travel Restrictions on "Confronting the Lie"”