7th Circuit ruling will force registrants from their homes

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a challenge to Illinois’ sex offender residency restriction law. As NARSOL reports, the decision means at least two men, and likely more people will be forced from their homes. By Larry . . . NARSOL is disappointed to report that the United States CourtContinue reading “7th Circuit ruling will force registrants from their homes”

Writing sex offender laws based on fake recidivism numbers is rational, court says

More on the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to reverse a lower court decision and uphold the state’s ban on child sex offenders in public parks. Commentary from Jacob Sullom at Reason. Last week the Illinois Supreme Court upheld a state law banning sex offenders from public parks, overturning a 2017 appeals court ruling that deemed the statute “unconstitutional on itsContinue reading “Writing sex offender laws based on fake recidivism numbers is rational, court says”

Illinois park ban remains in effect

A disappointing ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court, from Illinois Voices for Reform: This morning (4/5), the Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling in the Pepitone case regarding the law prohibiting individuals convicted of a sexually-based offense against a minor from being in parks, paths, and bike trails. A lower court had ruled the lawContinue reading “Illinois park ban remains in effect”