NARSOL in Action 2/7/2018 Hour 3

NARSOL in Action

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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Registry Matters Episode 13 – The Gentle Nature of Americans

Episode 13 Recorded on 02/24/2018 Larry and Andy discuss a variety of topics: ex-post facto in reverse; remaining incarcerated due to not having a residency plan; whether registrants can ever live beyond their pasts; judges making judgmental decisions; the PA governor signing a new registrant bill into law; changes in the CA registry; suicide from prosecution; politicians accused of sex crimes; spotting…

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How one lawyer proves her faith in criminal rehabilitation

By Sandy . . . Any criminal justice system has two purposes. The first is to punish those who have broken the law. The second is to bring about rehabilitation in the lawbreaker so that he will turn his back on a life of crime and embrace a law-abiding life in society. The first is accomplished largely within the closed…

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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

NARSOL in Action

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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Sex offenders — decision needed

By Sandy . . . Some members of our society are shadow people, so marginalized that they are hanging on by their fingernails. Some have a slightly firmer grip, but they are perched precariously close to the edge, so close that they can be hurled into the abyss by a mere word, accusation, or click of a mouse. In Florida…

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