Federal courts examining constitutionality of sex offender registries

A look at how several recent court decisions against sex offender registries in several states, and the predictable backlash from elected officials in response to those decisions.  Colorado’s sex offender registry still hangs in limbo seven months after a judge said it violated the constitutional rights of former offenders, subjecting them to an extended punishmentContinue reading “Federal courts examining constitutionality of sex offender registries”

Registrant takes aim at Alabama restrictions

Sex offender registry laws in several states are under legal scrutiny. Add Alabama to that list, as a registrant there has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s laws.   The Aniston Star reports on the case involving Michael McGuire. McGuire was convicted of sexual assault in Colorado more than 30 yearsContinue reading “Registrant takes aim at Alabama restrictions”

Alabama bill would change definition of "residence"

Someone should buy Alabama lawmakers a dictionary. A bill making its way through the Alabama Senate would change the definition of what it means to “reside” in a place, in a way that would be detrimental to the state’s registered citizens. The definition of “reside” is being changed by this bill, and not for theContinue reading “Alabama bill would change definition of "residence"”