Robin Vander Wall
It also gives the lie to the idea that conservative judges can’t understand–or don’t sympathize–with the issues registrants are facing. But, truly, the sex offender registry is not owned by either party and the partisans on both sides are just as likely to campaign as “tough on sex offenders” as a political tool to win votes. Still, conservative judges ought actually to be more inclined towards our arguments since the very idea of a sex offender registry is a facet of “social engineering” (which is something more often associated with “liberals” and progressive democrats). As a general rule, NARSOL takes no side in politics (indeed, we are prohibited from doing so). And we are keen on making sure that our advocacy isn’t seen in a partisan light.