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Guns and sexual offenders: strange bedfellows?

By Sandy . . . A bill is working its way through Congress for states to honor, or to reciprocate with, the concealed carry gun laws of other states. Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson (R NC), this bill would require states that have gun control laws in place to honor the laws of another state with laxer or even no…

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PA: Gov. Wolf signs bill to restore 12,000 sex offenders to Pennsylvania registry

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed House Bill 631 into law, now Act 10 of 2018, the primary intent of which is to provide for greater public safety by ensuring convicted sexual offenders remain subject to registration requirements in the wake of recent court decisions impacting Pennsylvania’s implementation of the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act. The legislation, introduced by…

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NARSOL in Action 2/7/2018 Hour 2

We will focus on the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court rejecting the Cumberland County District Attorney’s effort to undo the PA Supreme Court’s decision in Commonwealth v. Muniz. Our special guests will be Lea Bickerton and Robert Cicchinelli. Ms. Bickerton is an attorney in Pittsburgh with extensive experience dealing with registry issues. Mr. Cicchinnelli serves on the board of…

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Candidate for judgeship defends choice of SO assistant

By Sandy . . . This is good news of the very best kind, the kind that shows people actually living out what they profess to believe. For those who remember To Kill a Mockingbird, the character of attorney Atticus Finch embodies this characteristic. In the novel a family friend tells Atticus’ little daughter, when she complains that her father…

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OR: Oregon State will require felon, sex offender students to self-report

Oregon State University said Thursday that a new policy will go into effect this fall that will require new and continuing students to self-report past felony convictions and whether they are registered sex offenders before enrolling in classes. The new policy was formed after it was reported in June 2017 that the university’s star baseball pitcher Luke Heimlich was a…

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NY: Gov. Cuomo announces 30-day budget amendment to “protect children from sex offenders”

Action Will Prohibit Level 2 and 3 Sex Offenders From Being Within 1,000 Feet of Kindergarten and Pre-K Schools. Ban Sex Offenders From Staying in Temporary Emergency Housing or Shelters Where Families Live. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a 30-day budget amendment will be advanced to protect children in New York State. The amendment will restrict sex offenders whose…

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