The truth about sex offenders and registration

It’s still not known whether a federal judge’s recent ruling declaring Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry unconstitutional as applied to three registrants will have broader implications in Colorado or nationwide. But, the attorney who represented the plaintiffs says the judges decision could be applied to others. The attorney, Allison Ruttenberg, is quoted extensively in this articleContinue reading “The truth about sex offenders and registration”

Teen sexters subject to 15 years in prison under House-passed bill

Elizabeth Nolan Brown reports at Reason.com that teens who text explicit photos to one another could face 15 year mandatory minimum sentences under a bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  Brown reports on the “Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017,” introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana).  Two Republicans and 53 Democrats votedContinue reading “Teen sexters subject to 15 years in prison under House-passed bill”

Why we still need statute of limitations for rape

Writing at Reason.com, Elizabeth Nolan Brown explains why the recent push to eliminate the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases is not such a good idea. Since the start of 2017, legislatures in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington state, and Washington, D.C. have considered bills that would drastically expand or outright end the statute ofContinue reading “Why we still need statute of limitations for rape”