NARSOL, NCRSOL file suit challenging North Carolina’s sex offender registry

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    • #8504 Reply

      Raleigh, North Carolina . . . The National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) and its North Carolina affiliate, NCRSOL, have filed
      [See the full post at: NARSOL, NCRSOL file suit challenging North Carolina’s sex offender registry]

    • #8505 Reply

      Awesome job Robin! You and some others have done a unbelievable job getting the right lawyer, data, studies, and court decisions together for this landmark challenge. I think it’s about time we take the fight back to those that have created this mess.

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    • #8507 Reply

      Yay! Now to move from state to state!

      • #27425 Reply

        Why state to state? Why not all states where the registry has not been declared punitive simultaneously? The time is ripe; this is now a movement and there’s no stopping it. Take direction from the right-to-lifers on how to go about this. Chip away at the edges until the whole thing is one great big unmanageable mess and all attempts to continue to punish this certain subclass of offenders beyond their court imposed sentences are abandoned.

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          Robin Vander Wall
          Robin Vander Wall

          You’ve got the right strategy and that is what is beginning to happen, slowly. What hinders us the most is money. The right to lifers had considerably more funding to work with than the disparate organizations who are engaged in this struggle. Where the right to life lobby had millions of dollars, we count our money in the tens of thousands. That makes the struggle a bit more problematic in practical terms. So, we focus on cases in states with registries and restrictions most likely to get struck down. Lawyers, by and large, do not work for free whether on behalf of right to lifers or on behalf of registered citizens.

    • #8508 Reply

      Thank you Robin

    • #8509 Reply

      Please keep fighting until all states change these ridiculous registers. They only cause more harm, create anger and hurt so many families! Thanks for all you do!

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      I used to live there and was unaware of how strict the laws were there. I registered my son at school(I am an SO that had nothing to do with kids) and was told by my police report that I had committed a felony by doing so. Also that my work was too close to a church. I said I had nothing to do with kids but his response was as follows, “This is the bible belt. You should have known better then to move here.” He gave me a choice and said leave the state and never come back or go to jail. So I left within 2 days of him saying that and didn’t look back. So having thier laws changed would be great, but it pretty much is too little to late. I had a great job with a company that understood my situation but archaic laws of a backwards thinking state messed that up. Keep up the good fight for SO’s that don’t have a voice and are afraid to speak up.

    • #8512 Reply
      thank you…….

      Thank you so much Robin, Brenda, Paul and everyone else behind the scene. I thank God that there are sensible, warm and caring people such as you all in this world ready to right the wrongs.

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      NC is the Bible belt

      Then if it is the Bible belt, then he (or they) understands about forgiveness and redemption through the good book while moving forward in life…or does he (or they)? Does not sound like it.

    • #8514 Reply
      Thank you

      Great Work!!!!
      Thanks to you there may be changes elsewhere now.
      I don’t live in NC and happy I don’t.

    • #8515 Reply

      Please keep fighting until the entire registry is abolished!!!!

    • #8516 Reply

      Are there similar challenges being made in other jurisdictions such as NY? If not…why not take this fight nationwide in order to institute change. 2006 was a bad year all around…extending registration periods…. limiting inter and intra state travel, etc. I did not bargain for this or anticipate it in 2004 when my case was adjudicated.

    • #8517 Reply

      I just hope a sensible judge will throw out the registry itself as well as draconian laws.

    • #8518 Reply

      Alas! they still live in the Old Testament. They like to talk about Jesus Christ, but their heart is far away from Love.

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      Dave D

      Good Job and Congrats!

    • #8520 Reply

      I have a question for the Michigan decision. The decision that the 2006 and 2011 ammendment constitutes punishment and can no longer be enforced…does that mean I don’t have to verify anymore(conviction 1991) or does it also mean I can be removed from the registry?

    • #8521 Reply

      Fantastic job guys! Keep up the fight. I am glad to see that all of our donations went to proper use that will benefit ALL of society.

    • #8522 Reply
      Sad to see it

      Yes, they certainly do Rajendra and it is sad to see it there in NC or anywhere.

    • #8523 Reply

      William I answered your question in the previous post at

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      H n H

      That is precisely the spiritual struggle we are seeing happening right before our eyes with all these laws. We can only pray for those in power.

    • #8525 Reply

      Just like what is happening right now against the executive order (to ban muslim refugees in the US), there has to be more and nationwide protest against the unconstitutional sex offense laws. Otherwise, it will be too little too late.

    • #8526 Reply

      I’m so terribly sorry to have to disagree with you because I know how un-politically correct I am about to be but ummm… one is “banning muslims”. The ban is simply on specific countries where terrorism is at an all time high.

      But….I know…. we feel more danger from someone’s penis than someone flying planes into buildings. I knoooooooooooooooow.

    • #8527 Reply
      Use the real facts, not the false numbers

      I hope the false high and frightening numbers used against RSO’s being espoused by others and used in SCOTUS decisions previously is shot down in this hearing because the continued use of them is wrong and disservice to the people of this country.

    • #8528 Reply

      When I heard about the lawsuit on the news, I almost stood up and cheered!!
      This is just one more of the “lets look tough” piece of legislation that make the uninformed citizen feel safer and the politicians a chance to stand up ( at election time) and say see what we have done for you.

      To quote Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, “This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.”

    • #8529 Reply
      In Search of Liberty

      Not so fast people! Just finished taking a look at Mr. Trump’s SCOTUS pick, Mr. Neil Gorsuch’s record or rulings in cases involving RSOs while on the 10th Circuit: NEWS FLASH! If Mr. Gorsuch is confirmed, don’t look for any favors from this man on SO should Snyder, NC and TN make it to SCOTUS. While on the bench with the 10th Circuit, Mr. Gorsuch ruled AGAINST all petitioners attacking his/her state’s SO laws—EVERY CASE. Therefore, if SCOTUS grants the MI AG’s cert in Snyder, more than likely Mr. Gorsuch will be on the bench and more than likely he will rule in favor of overturning Snyder. But that’s just my analysis. Who knows, he may surprise me—NOT!

    • #8530 Reply
      Ric Moore

      Funny thing, the reference to the “Bible Belt”. In the story of Jesus and the Wild Man. After Jesus exorcised the demons from the Wild Man, they entered a herd of 1,000 pigs, which fled into a river and drowned. The town people were angry to Jesus, about the loss of the pigs, instead of being thankful for the redemption of one man. To get the Legislators to give up about 8 million in federal grant money for the creation and maintenance of the registry, will yield a similar response. They know Jesus not.

    • #8531 Reply
      George George George of the Jungle

      This case is in Nashville (6th Circus) RIGHT NOW! And my friends in “high places” tell me it’s a shoe-in for passage.
      I too am being abused long after I paid my debt to society and haven’t been able to get a job in over 17 years! No health insurance, no food stamps or welfare for me! (I have too many assets). So I live on my savings and my wife works.
      I was turned into a “violent” offender at the stroke of a politician’s pen. Going by my Alford Plea bargin I was to be registered for 10 years….and now it’s for life!
      There’s really no point in living in a world where I have no 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, or 14th Amendment rights here in the “freeworld”.
      Pray for all the families of RSO’s who suffer worse than we do; They did nothing wrong yet they pay the same price for these obviously ex post facto laws! They’re immoral and unConstitutional.

    • #27423 Reply

      It’s been June since anything was posted on this case. Please, what is the status of this case? Is there any page or section in that informs of updates to pending cases? If not, there should be.

      • #27435 Reply
        Robin Vander Wall
        Robin Vander Wall

        There is nothing new to report. The case has been parked in Judge Bigg’s chambers since June. There is nothing further we can do but wait on Judge Bigg’s consideration of the state’s motions to dismiss. When there is an update to report about, we will post up a new blog about it.

    • #38117 Reply
      Tammie Leigh Lawson

      I’m happy to see this. Now if we could get this in Virginia a Federal Suit for Civil Rights Violation. I have spent 13 years advocating with research and various other court proceedings. I have some avaliable funding if only I could find an attorney or a firm willing to work effortlessly with the help of myself and some of my colleagues I feel we could be successful here in Virginia. Seeking Change to a punitive system. Feel free to contact me at if your able to assist.

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