The politics of defending the sex offender registry

Another good article from Westword delves into why politicians defend sex offender registries, using the recent ruling against Colorado’s registry as a background. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch recently ruled that Colorado’s sex-offender registry violates the due-process rights of three plaintiffs, thereby amounting to cruel and unusual punishment. Boulder attorney Alison Ruttenberg, who’s kept the case goingContinue reading “The politics of defending the sex offender registry”

Pennsylvania Legislature weighing changes to sex offender registry

Legislators in Pennsylvania are considering their options after the state’s Supreme Court ruled that changes to the sex offender registry approved in 2011 couldn’t be applied retroactively. Similar to what happened in Nebraska, the changes in Pennsylvania’s law resulted in hundreds more people being added to the state’s public sex offender registry and others hadContinue reading “Pennsylvania Legislature weighing changes to sex offender registry”