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VA: Virginia pulls 132 confined sex offenders from list of eligible voters

State officials abruptly removed 132 sex offenders from Virginia’s list of eligible voters last week, reacting to the latest problem emerging from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping move to restore voting rights to felons who had served out their sentences. A spokesman for McAuliffe (D) said that the offenders, who are confined in a treatment facility under a form of civil…

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36th ATSA Conference

36th Annual Research and Treatment Conference October 25 – 28, 2017 Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center Kansas City, Missouri The 36th Annual Research and Treatment Conference sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be held at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, October 25 – 28, 2017. This conference will…

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BOD meeting: Tuesday, 08-08-17

NARSOL’s Board of Directors holds its regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. At these meetings we hear committee and project reports and updates from the previous month and deal with the decisions that need to be made for the upcoming month. Paul Shannon is the chair of the meetings; Robin Vanderwall is the vice-chair and parliamentarian. NARSOL’s…

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Attorney Aaron Marcus on PA decision

Last 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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When “ample alternatives” are neither

By DAVID POST . . . A couple of weeks ago, I joined 16 law professors in an amicus brief (authored by Eugene Volokh and several of his students) urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in the case of North Carolina v. Packingham. [Here’s Eugene’s posting about the brief.] The case, in a nutshell: North Carolina bans registered sex…

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