Lawsuit filed on behalf of juveniles placed on Nebraska sex offender registry

More fallout from a 2017 court ruling barring the state from listing a 15-year-old boy on the sex offender list. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports on a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha.The attorney who successfully sued to keep a 15-year-old boy’s name off the state’s Sex Offender Registry now is seeking to file a […]

Sex offenders sue Minnesota city over restrictions

Cities that pass Draconian sex offender ordinances that amount to banishment should expect to be challenged, as is the case with the city of Dayton, Minnesota, which is being sued by three registered sex offenders who say the city’s ordinance is unconstitutional.The men are challenging a far-reaching 2016 ordinance that bars convicted sex offenders from living within […]

Supreme Court denies appeal of Pennsylvania sex offender decision

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to a recent decision that found part of Pennsylvania’s sex offender registration law to be unconstitutional.The high court denied a petition from the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office to review a July decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that found the state’s current sex offender registration […]

Nebraska ACLU prison overcrowding lawsuit survives legal challenge

U.S. District Judge Robert Rossiter has ruled that the ACLU’s lawsuit against the state of Nebraska over conditions in the state’s prisons can proceed, though the judge dismissed portions of the lawsuit.“This is a complete victory for us. All of our claims survive, all of our claims go forward,” said David Fathi, who directs the […]

Lawsuit filed over IML passport marker

Attorney Janice Bellucci and the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the “unique identifier” being added to the passports of registered child sex offenders. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the Central District of the U.S. District Court of California.Bellucci estimated that the requirement could affect more […]

IL Supreme Court considers validity of ban on sex offenders in parks

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s law prohibiting child sex offenders from being in public parks. The attorney for the man challenging the law told justices the law keeps those affected by the law from a wide range of places in Illinois.Strohl told the justices […]

CA: Federal Court Limits Residency Restrictions to Parolees

From ACSOL, word of a positive decision from a Federal Court in California:A federal district court ruled on Dec. 22 that residency restrictions adopted by cities and counties may only be applied to registrants while on parole.  “This is a significant victory for registrants and their families,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “The Court’s decision dramatically reduces the […]

Judge overturns Vermont town’s residency restrictions

Another town has seen its sex offender residency restriction struck down in court. A judge has declared the restriction in Rutland, Vermont unconstitutional. The judge, Samuel Hoar, Jr., had strong words about the town’s ordinance.”What the city has done here is effectively to declare an entire class of persons to be a public nuisance, by […]

Lawsuit says Indiana sex offender law is harsher on new residents

A lawsuit filed against the Indiana Department of Corrections claims the state’s sex offender laws are harsher for people who move into the state than for Indiana residents. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of three men, claiming the law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, according to the Indianapolis Star.The […]

Former Minnesota sex offender challenges residency restrictions

From the minnlawyer.com website, a case to watch in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Nebraska. A man is challenging residence restrictions in West St. Paul, Minnesota.On Oct. 2, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari in Snyder v Doe, a decision from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]