URGENT: RSOL joins with ACLU to defend property rights of registrants

Registered citizens are in danger of being removed from their homes at a moment’s notice. That’s exactly the threat facing a significant number of registrants in Rhode Island right now. Why should you care? Because if Rhode Island succeeds in removing registered citizens from their homes retroactively and without any due process, this and similar legislation will quickly spread to…

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RSOL Board of Directors: public notification, harsher laws not the answer

On December 1, 2015, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in Massachusetts held a hearing on a number of proposed sex offender bills. Every proposal is one that will increase the difficulty of registrants to live peacefully with their families in the community. None of the proposals give any indication of following facts, evidence, or research. Paul Shannon, one of RSOL’s…

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RSOL Chair to Mass lawmakers: registration is government-sanctioned prejudice, segregation of citizens

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service . . . A host of bills dealing with sex offender registration encountered pushback Tuesday from advocates and offenders who urged lawmakers to consider whether the measures were meant to prevent recidivism or to serve as additional punishments. Legislation now before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary includes measures that would establish restrictions…

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Success at NACDL Seminar

RSOL is excited to report that we had a successful exhibit at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (NACDL) sixth annual Sex Crimes Training Seminar in Las Vegas. This is our second year attending this conference, and we intend to make this a yearly event. NACDL is the premier organization of criminal defense attorneys in the United States, which…

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“I’m one person; I can’t do anything.” Well, THIS one did!

Editor’s note: Dennis is a new RSOL Advocate in Ohio, joining Dolly in Ohio RSOL; as part of his application for the position, he included this first-person account. By Dennis, guest blogger I joined RSOL a few months ago and agreed to become an RSOL Advocate for the State of Ohio. I’ve been working with some of the local RSOL…

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RSOL in Las Vegas

Educating Attorneys That they CAN WIN Las Vegas, NACDL, November 19-20, 2015 RSOL is excited to announce that Janice Bellucci will lead our exhibit at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (NACDL) Sex Crimes Training Seminar in Las Vegas. This exhibit is a fantastic opportunity for RSOL to network with and appeal to attorneys to join with us because…

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NC Supreme Court: access to social networking sites not about speech or First Amendment rights

By David Post . . . As most VC readers know, First Amendment law is dominated by a single question, the 800-pound constitutional gorilla that’s always in the room:  What “level of scrutiny” will the court apply to the challenged government action? How much will it demand from the government by way of justification for whatever it was that it…

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46 Texas cities put on notice of illegal residency restrictions

By Mary Sue Molnar, Texas Voices E.D. Every legislative session, we find ourselves on the defensive –trying to kill bills that were filed with the intent to increase and allow more and more residency restrictions to be imposed on people who are required to register. Next session will be no different, and we have already been informed that certain legislators…

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