Michigan Lawmakers Ordered to Revise Registry Years After It Was Found Unconstitutional

We can only hope that this is the future for Nebraska . . . A U.S. district court judge is giving Michigan lawmakers 90 days to change the state's sex offender registry law, almost three years after it was first ruled unconstitutional by federal appeals court. U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland issued an order that [...]

Collateral Damage II — Learning to Live Without Regret: A Story in Seven Parts

From the NARSOL blog Part II: Before the storm By Daisy The massive earthquake in my soul took place in the summer of 2003. I had just graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree, and I was ready to take on the whole world! My husband, whom I will refer to as Alan, [...]

Collateral Damage — Learning to Live Without Regret: A Story in Seven Parts

From the NARSOL blog -- Part I: Introduction By Daisy I have been wanting to share my story for quite some time, but I could never muster the courage to do so. After keeping it locked inside for an exhausting and difficult 15 years, I finally—and cathartically—confided in a close friend whose empathy is surpassed [...]

Group Seeks to Revive Idaho Registry Lawsuit

A group of former sex offenders has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court to revive their lawsuit against the State of Idaho because they say they were denied their constitutional rights when they were forced to register as sex offenders. The group, referred to only as John Does 1 through 134 in the lawsuit, notified [...]

Student Newspaper Opinion: Abolish the Registry

An encouraging student voice says, "ABOLISH THE SEX-OFFENDER REGISTRY." Opinion writer Ben Edwards, writing in the University of Alaska-Anchorage student newspaper, The Northern Light, puts together a cogent argument in favor of abolishing the sex-offender registry. An excerpt: The sex offender registry is premised under a largely outdated concept of sexual violence. When these registries [...]

Notice to the World: Those on the Registry Are NOT Second-class Citizens

by Sandy Rozek, NARSOL This is a special announcement about some special people. People who are affected by the registry laws are doing so many wonderful things. We have a group of great people in our Humans on the Registry Project – and we want more. Please check it out and apply if you have a positive [...]

Legal Action to End Registry Begins in Michigan

The sex offender registry soon could be a thing of the past. The latest calmly reasoned step has been taken by the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan, which points out that the registry doesn’t work. Right now, there are two cases out of Michigan, including a class-action lawsuit, saying several parts of the registry are [...]