Guy Hamilton-Smith: Dear Gay

Many registrants will likely be able to easily relate to this moving essay and letter written by Guy Hamilton-Smith. Ryan is the hardest part of my story to explain.  We have never met, nor will we, and yet he radically changed the course of my life.The path that I’ve walked since law school was notContinue reading “Guy Hamilton-Smith: Dear Gay”

New DOJ report demonstrates stunning disingenuity on cases involving sexual exploitation of children

Guy Hamilton-Smith writes for In Justice Today about a Department of Justice report, ostensibly about federal prosecutions of commercial sexual exploitation of children. A recent bombshell report from the Department of Justice claims that the number of people prosecuted in federal court for commercial sexual exploitation of children roughly doubled between 2004 and 2013. The titleContinue reading “New DOJ report demonstrates stunning disingenuity on cases involving sexual exploitation of children”

When autism, child pornography, and the courts collide

Are people with autism over-represented among those prosecuted for possession of child pornography?  In an investigation for the Marshall Project, Anat Rubin spoke with autism experts and family members of men who have been prosecuted who are convinced that autism made their loved on more susceptible to downloading child porn.  Rubin followed the ordeal ofContinue reading “When autism, child pornography, and the courts collide”