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RM64: Judge forbids sex offender marking on license

An amazing decision out of Alabama is the feature segment on this episode. We also covered a question from Patreon supporter Mike in Florida regarding the 6th circuit decision and its larger ramifications and a voicemail question from a Patreon listener in Alaska. Other topics include: A compelling article on capping prison sentences at 20  years; Public defenders in Wisconsin…

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Michigan’s SORA is punishment, says MI Attorney General in amicus briefs

February 8, 2019 LANSING, MI – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed amicus briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court today in Michigan v Snyder (Case number 153696) and People v Betts (Case number 148981), arguing that Michigan’s sex offender registration and notification requirements are punishment because they are so burdensome and fail to distinguish between dangerous offenders and those who are not a threat to…

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Registry Matters episode 62: Halloween hysteria stopped in its tracks

Today’s episode covers a couple of listener questions and a listener comment as well as: 16 y/o succeeds in suicide after threat of criminal prosecution; Michigan law remains in place after 6th circuit decision; Officials in New York question the effectiveness of the registry; Homeless registrants in Hawaii possibly pushed into the sea; Victims’ advocates get big victory in New…

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NARSOL 2019 conference in Houston, TX

The National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) is pleased to announce that registration for the 11th national conference is officially open! In order to take advantage of the special early bird rate, be sure to register for the conference as soon as possible (this rate will definitely end soon and may not be extended). Members of NARSOL are…

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Registry Matters Episode 61: When does the registry become punitive?

An action packed episode with live guests! Rick from Florida joins to provide some conservative view points; Halloween bill prevents registrants from Halloween activities – but it’s really vague; ACLU files class action in Michigan; If you have a mental illness, you might not be released from prison on your release date; Constitutional rights violations of indigent persons in Louisiana;…

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Arkansas joins Halloween hysteria myths

Dealing with Halloween issues in January seems a bit bizarre, but when legislatures insist on pushing through bills based on sex offender/Halloween hysteria, it must be dealt with. That is what Arkansas is doing, and NARSOL and our Arkansas affiliate organization Time After Time want to know why. Sold as necessary to protect children, this bill prohibits a portion of…

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UNTOUCHABLE available January 15, 2019

Untouchable, the award-winning documentary that takes an unflinching look at sex offenders, the laws used to punish them, and the people behind the making of those laws, will be available for personal streaming January 15th, on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Look for it also at your public or institutional library that subscribes to Kanopy. This award-winning documentary (Tribeca Film Festival – Albert Maysles New Documentary…

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Registry Matters episode 60: SO registration requires sex offense conviction

We are proud to release episode 60 of the Registry Matters Podcast. This week’s program: A listener asks a question about conflict of interest with judges and should they recuse themselves; Patron Jeff asks what does it mean when the circuit courts are split; New York is about to make conversion therapy illegal; FCC judge rules registrants cannot use ham…

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NARSOL, Vivante boards prepare for expansion, revise vision & mission

By Robin . . . The combined boards of NARSOL and its foundation Vivante Espero met for three days of intensive work and training at its annual retreat in Houston, Texas, from January 11-13.  Joined remotely by two directors who were unable to be in attendance, all ten directors spent Friday giving serious scrutiny to NARSOL’s existing vision and mission…

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