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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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