LA Times urges president to veto IML

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board is joining the chorus of voices urging President Obama to veto the International Megan’s Law. Congress approved the bill by voice vote on Monday. IML would, among other things, require that the passports of certain registered sex offenders be marked with a “unique identifier.” The Times calls the billContinue reading “LA Times urges president to veto IML”

The Tragedy of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration

A new paper by Southwestern Law School professor Catherine Carpenter documents the damage done to children who are forced to register as sex offenders, often for life. Children as young as nine years old have been listed on public shaming websites. From the abstract: Truth be told, we are afraid for ourĀ children and we areContinue reading “The Tragedy of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration”