Appeals court won’t delay $28 million Beatrice Six verdict

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said it won’t delay a jury’s decision against Gage County, awarding $28 million to six people falsely accused of raping and murdering a Beatrice woman in 1985. The “Beatrice 6” collectively spent years in prison before they were exonerated. The decision came Tuesday, a week after the appellate courtContinue reading “Appeals court won’t delay $28 million Beatrice Six verdict”

Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration

Pennsylvania lawmakers made changes to the state’s Sex Offender Registry law after the old law was found unconstitutional. It appears the new law isn’t faring much better with the state’s judges, as exemplified by a recent case. WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court judge has ruled that a West Goshen man convicted of forcingContinue reading “Judge upends Pennsylvania sex offender registration”

Two years after court ruling, no changes to Michigan registry

Two years after a federal court ruled parts of Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry Act unconstitutional, the state legislature has still made no changes to the law. Michigan Public Radio talked with an attorney for the ACLU of Michigan and a Michigan State Senator about what changes are needed and why they haven’t been made yet.Continue reading “Two years after court ruling, no changes to Michigan registry”