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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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Bermuda: Sex Offender Bill Passes

A bill that was written about earlier this week has passed and the island country of Bermuda will become the latest country to have a sex offender registry. What’s interesting, is the country’s Attorney General, who indicates in this Royal Gazette article, used empirical evidence in their decision making about their registry. Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General, explained: “A public…

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Belize launches Sex Offender registry

The Central American country of Belize has launched its sex offender registry last week. Unlike the United States (and like most countries) the registry is non-public. Concerned citizens would be required to complete a questionnaire/application form, and if approved, the authorized individuals would then be granted a password to access the system. According to this article in the San Pedro…

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