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The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) is dedicated to protecting the Constitution by restoring the civil rights of registrants and their families. In order to achieve that objective, ACSOL will educate and litigate as well as support or oppose legislation.  The ACSOL website and recordings are provided as a service to registrants, registrants’ families, and others for general information only.  The information on the website and in the recordings are not designed to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.  You should not take, or refrain from taking, action based on their content.  Prior results and case studies do not guarantee a similar outcome in future representations.  ACSOL accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from accessing or reliance on content on the ACSOL website and recordings and disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all liability with respect to acts or omissions made by registrants, registrants’ families and others on the basis of content on the ACSOL website.

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Important News / Announcements

ACSOL Survey: Was your California Governor’s pardon application or tiered registry petition denied after you paid an attorney to file it?

ACSOL to Conduct In-Person Meeting on March 11, 2023 in Pasadena, CA

Action Alert for CA: Time to Sign Up for Lobby Day in Sacramento on March 21

ACSOL February 18, 2023 Online Meeting

General News Feed

MN: Court ruling could speed up release process for state’s sex offender program

Source: cbsnews.com 2/1/23 MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that civilly committed people must be transferred to a community program within a reasonable amount of time after the request is made. According to court documents, the Minnesota Commitment Appeals Panel ordered two patients in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) to be transferred to Community Preparation Services (CPS). The two patients in...

Janice’s Journal: Judge Rejects DA’s “Because We Can” Argument

Just a few months ago, I wrote a column about a deputy District Attorney (DA) who stated that he was objecting to a registrant’s petition “because we can.”  At the time of writing that column, I stated that I was shaken to my core due to this flippant response which was not based in law, but instead was based in hubris.  Today that deputy...

ACSOL Survey: Was your California Governor’s pardon application or tiered registry petition denied after you paid an attorney to file it?

ASCOL wants to hear from registrants in California who have paid or considered paying attorneys for: Application for a gubernatorial (Governor’s) pardon; Petition for termination from the sex offender registry when you are assigned to Tier 3 or otherwise ineligible for removal; or Evaluating your eligibility for a pardon application or tiered registry petition when you are assigned to Tier 3 or otherwise ineligible...

ACSOL Action Alert: Comment online TODAY (Jan 31) to oppose Iowa bill HF77, which forces registrants who have completed their registration requirements to renew their registration requirements

All registrants nationwide, and especially Iowa registrants and supporters, please act today to oppose Iowa bill HF77. We must do this TODAY, before its hearing TOMORROW, February 1! As you can see by this link, it says, “requiring sex offenders whose registration requirements have expired to reregister, and making penalties applicable”. This would make lifetime registration for all registrants! Please be a warrior for...

CT: Police pressure parents to look at registry for abducting registrants before kids walk to donut shop

Source: reason.com 1/30/23 "I have never felt threatened by a single person in this town until meeting those officers and the social worker." It was Super Bowl Sunday in February 2019. Cynthia Rivers and her husband decided that their kids, ages seven and nine, deserved a long-promised treat for cleaning their rooms: the right to walk to Dunkin' Donuts by themselves. ... A few...

NV: Private investigator says tracking Reno mayor with GPS unit was ‘nothing personal’

Source: thisisreno.com 1/29/23 A private investigator who put a GPS tracking unit on Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve’s car last year said he was hired as part of a political campaign and it’s “nothing personal” toward the mayor. It’s also not illegal. The GPS unit’s sim card linked the private investigator to the tracking device after it was discovered on Schieve’s car by a mechanic....

WA: Officials back out of Tenino town hall on sex offender housing after threats

Source: amp.theolympian.com 1/29/23 State officials backed out of a Tenino town hall about a planned sex offender housing facility due to safety concerns. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office organized the town hall last week in response to public uproar over the planned facility at 2813 140th Ave. Southwest. Sheriff Derek Sanders notified the public of the state officials’ decision on Saturday. “To say I’m...

NY: New York forces gay man to register as sex offender

Source: darik.news 1/26/23 A gay man with HIV is appealing a court decision requiring him to register as a “sex offender” in order to prosecute under a 1987 Louisiana law that effectively criminalizes anyone with HIV One who has sex. In 2009, Robert Suttle, a gay black man who was working as an assistant court clerk, was accused by a former lover of not...

AZ: Proposal to increase felony charges for sex offenders could criminalize teen relationships

Source: azmirror.com 1/27/23 A proposal to increase the punishments for sexual offenders could put teenagers in prison.  State law punishes sexual conduct with a minor who is at least 15 with a class 6 felony — the least serious felony type, which can potentially be moved down to a misdemeanor. House Bill 2169 seeks to rectify that by changing the classification to a class...

FL: DeSantis proposes death penalty for certain sex crimes, increased punishment for fentanyl

Source: tampabay.com 1/26/23 Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a tough-on-crime agenda ahead of the upcoming legislative session, including proposals to expand the death penalty to certain types of sex crimes and mandating life sentences for people convicted of selling fentanyl that looks like candy to children. “We want to make sure that we cement our reputation as being a law-and-order state and take actions as...

ACSOL to Conduct In-Person Meeting on March 11, 2023 in Pasadena, CA

ACSOL will conduct its first in person meeting in more than two years on Saturday, March 11, 2023.  The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. and take place at the Flintridge Retreat Center, 236 West Mountain Street, Suite 117, Pasadena.   There is no cost to attend the meeting which will include discussions of interest to registrants and their families including the Tiered Registry Law...

NY: New US rape lawsuit filed against boxer Mike Tyson

Source: news.yahoo.com 1/24/23 A woman in New York state has filed a civil suit against Mike Tyson, accusing the former boxing champion of raping her in a limousine in the early 1990s, according to court filings. The woman, who asked the court to remain anonymous, filed her complaint in early January under a temporary New York state law allowing victims of sexual assault to...

Action Alert for CA: Time to Sign Up for Lobby Day in Sacramento on March 21

It's time to sign up for Lobby Day in Sacramento on March 21.  You can use the link below to let ACSOL know that you will participate.  There is no fee required to participate and, in fact, there will be free parking, free coffee and even a free lunch. Please park in the parking lot of the Hyatt Hotel located at 1209 L Street...

Action Alert: NM Lawmakers propose House Bill 128 that would allow chemical castration of sex offenders for parole

[At the bottom of this article ACSOL has instructions on how all registrants and supporters, not just New Mexico residents, can take action] Source: yahoo.com 1/24/23 Legislative sessions in New Mexico often include bills that court controversy. This year, a pair of House Republicans could stir up the Roundhouse with a proposal that would allow a court to order a convicted sex offender to...

VA: FCPS changes bus stop location over concerns of proximity to sex offender

Source: msn.com 1/22/23 Fairfax County Public Schools changed the bus stop location for students in Mount Vernon after a parent raised concerns over its proximity to a registered sex offender. The bus stop in question sits at the corner of Cedar Road and Black Alder Drive. FCPS announced that starting on Tuesday, the new pick-up and drop-off spot will be at the corner of Black...

Killers, Gangsters, Sex Offenders: US Marshals Capture 76,000 Fugitives

Source: dailyvoice.com 1/24/23 It's a staggering number: 75,846 fugitives were arrested by U.S. Marshals in the fiscal year 2022 -- an average of 303 per day of activity, the service reported.  These included: 9,911 sex offenders, including those charged or convicted of sexual assault, failing to register or comply with the requirements of the national sex offender registry, and other offenses; 5,189 gang members;...

IA: Sex offender claims state forced castration

Source: stormlake.com 1/24/23 A patient at the Cherokee Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders has demanded $2.25 million from the state for damages including “forced castration” that was inflicted after an improperly close relationship with a CCUSO psychologist. Jeff ____ has requested $1.5 million for “pain and suffering” and an additional $750,000 for punitive damages from the relationship, which has been described in court...

PA: Can you Ban Sex Offenders from Your Association? NO

Source: jdsupra.com 1/23/23 Lake Naomi Club, Inc. v. Rosado, ___ A.3d ____ (2022, Penn). Issue Can a private, planned community adopt a restrictive covenant that prohibits lifetime registered sex offenders from residing within that community? The Facts At Pocono Pines’ 2013 annual meeting, residents raised concerns about a sex offender who was living in Lake Naomi. Accordingly, on March 30, 2016, Pocono Pines (“Association”) amended...

MO: Proposed Missouri Violent Offender Registry

Source: missourinet.com 1/23/23 State Rep. Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, has reintroduced a piece of legislation for the creation of a violent offender registry. Under the bill, those convicted of first- and second-degree murder would be placed on a list similar to the sex offender registry. “The theory here grows out of a contact I had with a constituent actually before I was even elected,” according...

WA: Amid Uproar Over Tenino Sex Offender Housing, Lawmakers Work on Bill to Prevent Similar Situations

Source: chronline.com 1/22/23 State lawmakers are working on a bill to prevent situations similar to the opening of a new home for individuals convicted of sexually violent offenses in Tenino that has surprised, worried and angered many area residents.  State Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, and state Reps. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, and Travis Couture, R-Allyn, are writing legislation that would close a public notice loophole...
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