Reason and Justice Re-emerging in Decisions on Former Sex Offenders?

by Gus The issue of punishing sex offenders more is always a popular one. The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door in Smith v. Doe (538 U.S. 84, 2003) for states to make sex offender registries as onerous as they’d like without worry about constitutionality, saying that registries were civil and regulatory, not punishment. WithContinue reading “Reason and Justice Re-emerging in Decisions on Former Sex Offenders?”

Omaha World-Herald Story Misses the Point (or Several Points)

by Gus  Parents, teachers hear from child molesters themselves about how they target kids The link above is the title of an article written by Lauren Sedam with the Omaha World-Herald. The subject matter covered goes to the heart of one of the biggest arguments against the registry and public disclosure of registrant’s information: mostContinue reading “Omaha World-Herald Story Misses the Point (or Several Points)”

Guest Post: Deserving a Chance for a Pardon

by Marie at Notes from the Handbasket A 25-year-old registered sex offender has been granted a hearing before the Nebraska Board of Pardons. This is excellent news for this young man because if he is pardoned, he will regain his civil rights and he will no longer be on the sex offender registry. According to the Omaha World-HeraldContinue reading “Guest Post: Deserving a Chance for a Pardon”