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Attorney Aaron Marcus on PA decision

This month’s NARSOL in Action focused on a great victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The Court declared that SORNA’s registration provisions constitute punishment under Article 1, Section 17 of the Pennsylvania Constitution — Pennsylvania’s Ex Post Facto Clause. The Court held: SORNA’s registration provisions constitute punishment notwithstanding the General Assembly’s identification of the provisions as non-punitive retroactive application of…

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Advancing Advocacy – Tips for Testifying

By Andy Stein…. Testifying in front of your state’s legislature can be a very intimidating experience. But with the right preparation and thoughtful attention to detail, you can be heard and create small successes along the road to reform. Last summer, a team of therapists, lawyers, registrants, and family members met to organize Kentucky Citizens and Families for Reform. While…

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Transparent & Accessible: NARSOL Board fields questions

NARSOL in Action’s teleconference call of 1/19 was well attended and very informative. Board of Directors members present were Brenda, Jon, Larry, Peter, Robin, and Sandy. Georgia attorney Barbara Gail was also there to help Peter Marana (also an attorney) and Larry in discussing legal matters. Most of the program was guest-hosted by Chris Rainbolt of Texas Voices, with Chris…

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RSOL in Action: A Trump presidency

On Thursday evening, November 17, starting at 7:30 eastern time, Larry hosted the monthly RSOL in Action teleconference This month our conference call focuses on how the election of Donald Trump may impact our cause. We will engage the callers in general discussion regarding what a Trump presidency may mean for overly-harsh sentencing and for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The call format will be slightly…

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National RSOL Admin Team members on talk radio

The Blog Talk Radio Show ”Changing Sex Offender Laws” presents National Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL): “The Big Picture affecting our nation.” Part 1: March 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm (PST) The National RSOL Executive Director, Brenda Jones, will participate in an Internet radio show to discuss the issues and the demoralizing effect that the public sex offender registry has…

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