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”

Attorneys General fighting 2017 Colorado sex offender ruling

Attorneys General from other states want the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a Federal Judge’s decision that found Colorado’s sex offender registry cruel and unusual punishment. Judge Richard Matsch’s decision allowed three men to be removed from Colorado’s registry. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is leading the charge to challenge the decision.Continue reading “Attorneys General fighting 2017 Colorado sex offender ruling”

Paper questions if there are too many people on Colorado’s sex offender registry

This story is from Aurora, Colorado, but could apply to nearly any state’s sex offender registry. You’ve probably either heard about the list or you’ve seen it.  It’s an online compilation of every person in Colorado convicted of what most people imagine are only the most heinous sexual crimes, revealing who they are, what theyContinue reading “Paper questions if there are too many people on Colorado’s sex offender registry”