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The Complexities of Criminal Sentencing

By Andy S. . . . Larry and Andy discuss various strategies that prosecutors use in determining sentences, is there a difference between Federal prosecution and state level prosecution prosecutors try to throw the book at you or are they empathetic? Law and order politicians Do states have different policies for their sentences? What determines the policies? Is there…

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NARSOL ED makes strong case in difficult interview

“Conversations with Wendy” is a talk show that comes on WINA, a news radio station in Virginia. Apparently they received our Halloween press release, and the host, Wendy Edwards, reached out to NARSOL’s Executive Director Brenda Jones and invited her to be on the program. NARSOL is appreciative to WINA and to Wendy for giving us the opportunity to present…

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Phil Telfeyan – Protecting constitutional rights in the federal courts

Phil Telfeyan

Philip Telfayen discusses the case of McGuire v. Strange (Alabama) which is awaiting a decision in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Telfayen explains why Alabama’s sex offender registration law is the most debilitating in the country, the constitutional issues asserted, how this registration law has adversely impacted Alabamans like Michael McGuire, and why the law needs to change.…

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Glenn Gerding – Beating back banishment and big brother

Restrictions on people convicted of sex offenses do little to protect society but take an enormous toll on the people restricted and their families, not to mention run afoul of core constitutional principles. Mr. Gerding discusses challenges to North Carolina restrictions on people convicted of sex offenses. In particular, he discusses how North Carolina enacted some of the country’s most…

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Melissa Hamilton – Confronting the “Junk Science” Concerning Offender Risks

Melissa Hamilton

The Supreme Court and lower courts have typically upheld sex offender laws and sentencing policies in the face of constitutional and other legal challenges based on the belief that the recidivism risk of sex offenders is “frighteningly high.” These courts also tend to accept assertions by elected officials based on scientific studies that are often not appropriately supportive. In other…

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Paul Dubbeling – A Matter of Fact: Recidivism rates and the need for fact-based litigation

Paul Dubbeling

Recent successes in legal challenges to sex offender statutes have been built upon a combination of strong factual records built by the plaintiffs and the demand for evidence supporting the state’s deprivation of fundamental liberties. Atty. Dubbeling shows how we must expand upon these successes and confront the judicial presumption that “sex offenders” are uniquely dangerous in a way that…

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NARSOL’s ninth conference and awards banquet

The National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) convened its 2017 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, June 2 with Building a Foundation for Effective Advocacy as its theme. The three-day conference was well attended with more than 140 advocates, presenters, and feature speakers present. Conference guests enthusiastically received information and current legal perspectives from four leading attorneys who are…

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NARSOL board retreat paves path for future growth, success

By Admin . . . National’s board of directors gathered in Houston, Texas, January 6-8, 2017, for its annual strategic planning session. During these yearly events the board maps out its advocacy priorities for the coming year, set deadlines, and assign tasks. The retreat began with a review of visible actions considered most significant from over the past year, and…

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