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”

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”