Halloween signs declared unconstitutional: Butts County Sheriff Gary Long appears to have conceded

By Larry . . . Last week NARSOL reported on a case in Georgia we sponsored challenging Butts County Sheriff Gary Long’s requirement that all registrants in Butts County must post signs on Halloween or face criminal prosecution. We undertook this case because we believe that law enforcement must not be permitted to invent their own requirements as Sheriff Long and…

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Eleventh Circuit supports NARSOL case: Halloween signs are unconstitutional

By Larry . . . NARSOL is excited to announce that the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals handed Butts County Sheriff Gary Long a stinging defeat today. The case is Cory McClendon v. Gary Long, No. 21-10092. This is a long-running case based on events that occurred on Halloween, 2018. At that time, two deputies from the Butts County Sheriff’s Office…

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Why NARSOL chose Halloween litigation

  By Larry . . . In the last few days NARSOL has received comments regarding our decision to litigate the Halloween signs required by some sheriffs in the state of Georgia. The writer raised some legitimate questions even though he could have conveyed them with a bit more tact and politeness. NARSOL chose to litigate the Halloween signs for…

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Georgia lawmakers push bad bill in response to Halloween sign lawsuit

By Fred . . . Last October, in a lawsuit that was initiated and financed by NARSOL, Federal Judge Marc T. Treadwell ruled against Sheriff Long and other officials of Butts County, Georgia, by granting a preliminary injunction to stop the placement of warning signs each Halloween on the property of those required to be on the sex offender registry.…

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Halloween, bogeymen, yard signs — and lawsuits!

By Larry and Sandy . . . Have you had enough hearing about the imaginary boogeyman who snatches children on Halloween? NARSOL has, and it will be co-hosting the third annual Halloween Marathon/Cop Watch Hotline with ACSOL. To add to this year’s festivities, we will be updating everyone on the two lawsuits that have been filed in Georgia relating to…

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