Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns Previous Victory

y Larry . . . NARSOL previously reported on the case of Brian Hope v. Commissioner of Indiana Department of Correction, which was favorably decided by a three-judge panel back in January. Unfortunately, the Seventh Circuit granted Indiana’s request for en banc review, and the full court has now turned that victory into a defeat. Trial Court History United States District Court…

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Final Legislative Update

We apologize in that this final update took longer than we would have liked. The New Mexico Legislature adjourned on March 20th. None of the priority bills we were tracking actually made it to the finish line. HB 56:  Our number one priority was to defeat HB 56, and we are happy to report that it did not pass. HB 56 is the SORNA and human trafficking proposal. The bill contained a provision that would have required registrants who simply own property located in New Mexico to register. The…

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Legislative Update #5

Several House bills have crossed over into the Senate. LJC is vehemently opposed to some, most notably, House Bill 56. This is the mammoth SORNA and human trafficking overhaul. As expected, the legislation passed the House near unanimously. In addition, House Bill 74 which we reported on last week passed despite significant Republican opposition. HB 74 would restore voting rights…

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Another Victory in Tennessee

By Larry . . . NARSOL is excited to report on another win in the state of Tennessee. In fact, this is the second favorable decision in Tennessee in recent months. We previously reported on another challenge regarding retroactive application of registration requirements in Tennessee which was decided favorably. See Doe v. Rausch, 3:17-CV-504 (TNEDC). This case, Ronald Reid v.…

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Report on National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Summit

Report on National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Summit Week of August 12 through August 16, 2013 Georgia World Congress Center   We are pleased to report that to you that Reform Sex Offender Laws Inc. in collaboration with Women Against Registry (W.A.R.) and Sex Offender Solutions and Education Network (SOSEN) was present for this very important gathering of legislators…

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URGENT ALERT: PASSPORT RESTRICTIONS for RSOs

Attention Everyone! New Jersey’s Congressman Chris Smith is at it again! He wants to restrict/revoke the passports of Registered Sex Offenders. First there was 2008’s HR5722. Then there was 2009’s HR1623. To be followed by 2010’s HR5138. And then again in 2011 there was  HR3253 plus TWO “Trafficking” Bills with passport restrictions for RSO’s HR2830  AND HR3589. Still pending for…

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LA Conference update

RSOLP.O. Box 400838 Cambridge, MA 02140 1.888.997.7765 July 30, 2013Dear  RSOL Supporter, I know that some of you have already reserved your hotel room for our upcoming conference in Los Angeles, but some of you have not. We want to let you know that the hotel has extended the deadline for locking in the discounted price of $89.00. You now…

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