From now on we’re going to have to win our victories in front of appointed judges. That means the federal level since so many state-level judges are elected. Ever since the judge in the Brock Turner case was recalled by an angry and vengeful public. Now elected judges will be in CMB (Cover My Butt) mode and will slam sex offenders as harshly as the law will allow whether it’s warranted or not.
I can’t over-stress the point: If you are going to mount a legal challenge to the sex offender laws, get a lawyer who understands the nuances of the sex offender laws intimately because an improperly presented challenge only serves to poison the well and make it harder for other offenders who come after you to challenge the same laws. Get a lawyer who knows the sex offender laws so intimately that he or she can mount an air-tight challenge that will force the judge to rule in your favor. That’s the only reason this ever happens. The challenge is so perfectly worded that the judges have no wiggle room to overrule the challenge.