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”

Convicted of violating a law that does not exist

Commentary from the Cato Institute on a relevant case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. Herman Gundy stands convicted of violating a law that, for all intents and purposes, doesn’t exist. You may recall from high school civics that the Constitution separates the powers of the federal government among three coordinateContinue reading “Convicted of violating a law that does not exist”

NJ court rules juveniles can’t be kept on sex offender registry for life

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that requiring juveniles to be listed on the sex offender registry for life violates the state’s constitution. As usual, much of what is said about the deleterious effects of placing minors on the sex offender registry also applies to adults. “Indeed, categorical lifetime notification and registration requirementsContinue reading “NJ court rules juveniles can’t be kept on sex offender registry for life”