NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked

A North Carolina court has ruled that long-term GPS monitoring of registered sex offenders is unconstitutional because there is no evidence such tracking protects the public. As per an Associated Press report about the decision: A divided three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that because officials presented no evidence that satellite-basedContinue reading “NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked”

ACSOL: MA court recognizes harm to registrants

Here is a positive commentary from the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws regarding recent rulings from the Massachusetts Supreme Court: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Council, the state‚Äôs supreme court, has ruled in favor of registrants who were trying either to terminate their duty to register or to change the tier level on which theyContinue reading “ACSOL: MA court recognizes harm to registrants”

MA court says state has burden to prove dangerousness

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that the state bears the burden of proof when determining whether registered citizens should or should not be moved to a less dangerous classification. Here’s an excerpt from an article about the ruling at WBUR. “We conclude that the risk of erroneous classification and deprivation remains in reclassification proceedingsContinue reading “MA court says state has burden to prove dangerousness”