Challenging the punitiveness of ‘new-generation’ SORN laws

Wayne A. Logan of the Florida State University College of Law has an article in the 21 New Law Review article worth checking out. Here is the abstract: Sex offender registration and notification (SORN) laws have been in effect nationwide since the 1990s, and publicly available registries today contain information on hundreds of thousands ofContinue reading “Challenging the punitiveness of ‘new-generation’ SORN laws”

Convicted of violating a law that does not exist

Commentary from the Cato Institute on a relevant case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. Herman Gundy stands convicted of violating a law that, for all intents and purposes, doesn’t exist. You may recall from high school civics that the Constitution separates the powers of the federal government among three coordinateContinue reading “Convicted of violating a law that does not exist”

Case could help prevent Congress from outsourcing its power

Elizabeth Slattery and John-Michael Seibler of the Heritage Foundation comment on a Supreme Court case that could have ramifications for registered citizens. How much authority can Congress give to the attorney general to effectively write the criminal laws?  That’s a question the Supreme Court will address next term in a newly added case, Gundy v.Continue reading “Case could help prevent Congress from outsourcing its power”