Appeals court upholds $28 million judgment to Beatrice Six

A federal appeals court has upheld the $28 million judgment against Gage County, awarded to six people falsely accused of the 1985 rape and murder of a Beatrice woman. The six collectively spent more than 70 years in prison before they were exonerated nearly a decade ago. The Omaha World-Herald reports on the court’s decision.Continue reading “Appeals court upholds $28 million judgment to Beatrice Six”

Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they’ve challenged rules

Here’s an interesting article from the Detroit Free Press about the confusion surrounding enforcement of Michigan’s sex offender registry laws following a federal court ruling that provisions of the law were unconstitutional. Apparently, no one knows exactly what the law requires or how it is supposed to be enforced. WASHINGTON — Eight months after the U.S.Continue reading “Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they’ve challenged rules”

Judge rejects Idaho sex offender registration lawsuit

Bad news regarding the lawsuit challenging Idaho’s sex offender registry. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s sex offender registration laws. But the 134 anonymous sex offenders who brought the lawsuit have the option to refile the case if they can show the current laws caused them actual harm.  U.S.Continue reading “Judge rejects Idaho sex offender registration lawsuit”