From Illinois Supreme Court, blanket social media bans are unconstitutional

By Ashley and Larry The Supreme Court of Illinois handed down a very important decision on Thursday, November 21, 2019. In a very comprehensive opinion, the court held in The People of The State of Illinois v. Conrad Allen Morger that a blanket social media ban as a condition of probation or parole is a violation of the First Amendment.…

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Illinois Supreme Court says no to blanket social media ban for registered sexual offenders

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ highest court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to ban convicted sex offenders from social media sites. Conrad Allen Morger was convicted of sexually abusing a minor and sentenced to four years of probation by a court in McLean County. That came with a binding condition he not use specific internet sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

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LJC to New Mexico sheriffs: No, you can’t do that

Updated 11/26 By Sandy . . . Liberty and Justice Coalition, NARSOL’s affiliate organization in New Mexico, is blanketing the state by sending a “cease and desist” letter to the sheriffs’ offices in all 33 counties in New Mexico. The letter is a legal document, written by LJC’s staff attorney Ashley Reymore-Cloud. It enumerates four ways in which many New…

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Arizonans for Rational Sexual Offense Laws holding conference

NARSOL’s Arizona affiliate organization, AZRSOL, will hold its first conference next year on July 23. Titled “Collaborating for Change,” the conference will be held at the Arizona State University Beus Center for Law and Society. The speaker lineup is impressive, featuring Alissa Ackerman, Ira Ellman, Jill Levenson, Paul Dubbeling, and Guy Hamilton-Smith. The hope for the conference is that it…

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Survey of Veterans on the Registry

Emily Horowitz Ph.D is working with Shawn Rolfe, a doctoral candidate in criminal justice, on a study of veterans on the sex offender registry. For this study, they are requesting that veterans with sex offense convictions complete a short and confidential survey.  If you are interested in participating in this study, click the link below to get started. Link to…

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The bad, the worse, and the despicable

11/21 UPDATE: They now have an addendum at the beginning of the story. This is a step in the right direction, but it still contains misleading and irrelevant material, which I wrote to Ms. Umphress at Amberly Place yesterday and will write Ms. Day and her news editor about. This is what they put. What they wrote is in bold…

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How honest should a sheriff be?

Updated 11/15 By Sandy . . . To what standard of honest and ethical behavior should a law enforcement officer be held? A recent experience involving the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Dept. in Georgia and Sheriff Darren Mitchum has reinforced to me the importance of this question. Sheriff Mitchum saw fit to do a bit of bragging about his department’s efforts in…

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NARSOL to WV: “You have been warned”

By Sandy . . . The primary message of NARSOL’s Halloween Marathon and the press release sent before the Marathon is spelled out explicitly in the last paragraph: “We are putting them [law enforcement] all on notice. They will be challenged every time they start threatening the constitutional rights of registered citizens. These types of illegal impositions on registered people…

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State must provide due process, says NARSOL’S N.M affiliate LJC

By Robert Nott . . . The question of whether sex offenders must register in New Mexico for crimes they committed in other states is making its way through the courts again. Eight plaintiffs, each listed as “John Doe,” have filed a petition in U.S. District Court in New Mexico, alleging the state Department of Public Safety and five county…

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