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Rescheduled case to be considered in tomorrow’s SCOTUS conference.

Boyd v. Washington is among the cases on tomorrow’s Supreme Court of the United States conference calendar. The question at issue in that case is “Whether the requirement of frequent, in-person reporting renders an offender-registration law punitive, such that applying the law retroactively violates the ex post facto clause.” We are hoping the SCOTUS selects this case to be heard…

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Parents support gym opened by man on sexual offense registry

By Valerie Chinn . . . A month after pleading guilty to three counts of sex abuse, Demont O’Neal opened his own gym. O’Neal, who worked as a cheerleading coach at Seneca High School and a security monitor at Minor Daniels Academy, abused a 17-year-old, according to the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry. He was conditionally discharged for two years and required to register…

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RI shelter agrees not to limit number of registrants allowed

By Providence Journal staff . . . The ACLU of Rhode Island and the state have settled a lawsuit over a state law capping at 10 percent the occupancy of registered sex offenders at the Harrington Hall homeless shelter in Cranston. The law had been set to go into effect on Jan. 1 of this year, and resulted from displeasure among…

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