BREAKING NEWS; NARSOL files amicus in Colorado case

NARSOL . . . Thanks largely to the efforts of NARSOL’S legal committee chair Larry, and with the assistance of Prof J. Thomas Sullivan (Distinguished professor of law at the University of Arkansas), NARSOL filed an amicus brief before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday in support of the appellees in an important case out of Colorado styled Millard…

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Conference 2018 – Recent Landmark Decisions – Attorneys Jeff Gamso and Lea Bickerton

The basis for litigation reform and the results of civil rights litigation vary widely from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This presentation examines a number of challenges from the past couple of years and seeks to understand the key constitutional arguments that have been made, what has been successful, and the reason why there are such disparate results…

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America’s new pastime: Stomping on the underdog

By Daniel Silverman . . . For those who are not into the comic book genre of films, you may not know the name James Gunn. He has recently been fired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy, a very popular series in that genre . The circumstances are incredibly troubling. Ten or so years ago he wrote some tweets that…

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Extended NARSOL in Action big success

NARSOL in Action

By Sandy . . . NARSOL’s latest marathon NARSOL in Action telephone conference call combined three topics of high interest and urgency for persons on sexual offense registries and those advocating for them. During the first hour, we had an attorney from the ACLU of Michigan, Paul Reingold, discussing a class action lawsuit filed there. Growing out of Michigan v.…

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NARSOLs Brenda Jones on Law and Disorder Radio

https://lawanddisorder.org/wp-content/uploads/lawanddisorder20180723.mp3 Tayler Boncal was a 22-year-old student teacher and track coach at Conrad High School in West Hartford. She was arrested this past February and charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault for having a consensual relationship with an 18-year-old male student. The young man initiated the relationship and was not a member of the track team. If convicted of…

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Appointments to the board of directors

NARSOL’s 2018 electoral committee has concluded its annual business and has re-appointed incumbent directors Brenda Jones and Sandy Rozek each to serve new three-year terms on the board of directors. Their new terms will begin on August 1, 2018. The board has also re-appointed Tammy Jackson to a three-year term in the seat reserved for the board’s discretion. NARSOL was…

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No residency restrictions in York, Nebraska

By Sandy . . . A town in Nebraska, York, has been considering residency restrictions for those on the registry off and on for several years.  Recently, prompted by a concerned citizen, city attorney Charles Campbell prepared an ordinance and asked the York City Council to consider it.   One of NARSOL’S writers, Mike W., wrote a letter to the editor…

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Eeek! A picture of an overpass! Protect me!

By Sandy . . . Glenn Cummings, president of the University of Southern Maine, has recently created controversy in the art world by ordering the removal of three pieces of art from the university’s campus gallery. The gallery’s curator was incensed at the removal order but had no choice but to comply. It is not the subject of the art…

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“The law is not always what is right”

By Rory Fleming . . . When large nonprofit organizations otherwise committed to making the American justice system less draconian hire people with violent criminal records, they send a strong message that justice-involved people change, and are capable of not only reentry but success. But these same organizations do not have anyone on the sex offender registry on staff, regardless of…

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