After Packingham, will Supreme Court take up Does v. Snyder?

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a North Carolina law prohibiting registered sex offenders from accessing many popular social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, will the court take up a case involving other restrictions imposed by states on registered citizens?  Writing for Bloomberg News, Jessica DaSilva says Arizona State University Law Professor Ira EllmanContinue reading “After Packingham, will Supreme Court take up Does v. Snyder?”

Report: Examining Sex Offenders Under Federal Post-Conviction Supervision

A new report backs up the low sex offender recidivism rates. The report, looking at sex offenders under federal post-conviction supervision, was written by Social Science Analyst Thomas H. Cohen and Probation Administrator Michelle Spidell, of the Federal Probation and Pre-Trial Services Office. The report found that generally those convicted of sex offenses scored lowerContinue reading “Report: Examining Sex Offenders Under Federal Post-Conviction Supervision”

Briefing the Supreme Court: Promoting Science or Myth?

Must read via the Florida Action Committee: Melissa Hamilton’s forthcoming article in the Emory Law Journal is a must read. It discusses the recent Packingham SCOTUS hearing and how after all this time and all these studies, the MYTH of high recidivism rates is still being thrown around the courts. Read Melissa Hamilton’s report here.