Boulder, Colorado says no to residency restrictions

The city council in Boulder, Colorado, recently had a chance to approve an ordinance restricting where people deemed”sexual predators” can live in the city. Instead, they considered the evidence and voted against such a move. The City Council was nearly unanimous in its agreement with the consensus of experts on the issue, who say thatContinue reading “Boulder, Colorado says no to residency restrictions”

Colorado county takes sex offender registry offline

Following on the heels of a federal court ruling against the state’s sex offender registry, the sheriff of one Colorado county has taken a rather unusual step. As reported online at Westword: Montrose County, on Colorado’s Western Slope, has pulled its sex-offender list offline, reportedly because of a recent court ruling in which U.S. District CourtContinue reading “Colorado county takes sex offender registry offline”

The politics of defending the sex offender registry

Another good article from Westword delves into why politicians defend sex offender registries, using the recent ruling against Colorado’s registry as a background. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch recently ruled that Colorado’s sex-offender registry violates the due-process rights of three plaintiffs, thereby amounting to cruel and unusual punishment. Boulder attorney Alison Ruttenberg, who’s kept the case goingContinue reading “The politics of defending the sex offender registry”