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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 CA Lobby Day Sign Up Ends on Friday, Feb 23

ACSOL Online Meeting March 16, 2024

Lobby Day Date Changed to March 6

AR: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Halloween Sign Requirement in Arkansas County

CA: CASOMB Issues Report Proposing Changes to Tiered Registry Law

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Texas, New York, Florida, California, Rhode Island residents among those arrested in 275 non-citizen offender sweep

Source: fallriverreporter.com 2/23/24 WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations officers apprehended 275 unlawfully present non-citizen sex offenders during a nation-wide law enforcement effort that ran from February 5-16, 2024. “ICE is committed to protecting America through the arrest and removal of those who undermine public safety and disregard our laws,” said ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties...

IL: SIU researcher’s team advocates for new assessment, treatment approach for juvenile sex offenders

Source: news.siu.edu 7/6/23 CARBONDALE, Ill. — Tamara Kang, assistant professor in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, and her colleagues have created a new research-based assessment for juvenile sex offenders, which they say is more accurate, effective and beneficial for the young offenders and society as a whole than current systems. And since 95-97% of juveniles won’t reoffend, the team...

WI: At least 30 registered sex offenders live in WI nursing homes, records show

Source: wisn.com 2/22/24 When a family decides to admit their loved one to a nursing home, there is an implied level of trust the facility and its staff will keep that individual safe. ... Wisconsin law does not require nursing home leadership to notify staff, residents or their families a registered sex offender lives on the property. "That facility is going to address those...

CO: Legal Paradox in Colorado: Dismissed Sex Offense Charge Leaves Man on Registry

Source: bnnbreaking.com 2/21/24 Discover the legal anomaly that binds Derek Abram Dulac to a sex offender registry despite the dismissal of his sex offense charge. This case challeng In the heart of Colorado's judicial labyrinth, Derek Abram Dulac finds himself ensnared in a legal paradox that challenges the essence of justice and rehabilitation. His journey through the court system highlights a peculiar anomaly in...

MO: St. Louis man fled country, spent nearly a decade in Asia avoiding child porn charges

Source: stltoday.com 2/22/24 ST. LOUIS — When federal prosecutors opened Dominic Pavia’s file last year, they found floppy disks inside. They were finally revisiting his case after Pavia fled the U.S. and spent nearly a decade in China, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines after learning that he was facing indictment for child pornography charges. He pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography upon his...

WV: Michael Ian Black: West Virginia Republicans Want to Throw Librarians in Jail Over Sexy Stuff

Source: thedailybeast.com 2/21/24 The Mountain State’s House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would make schools, libraries, and museums criminally liable if books have too much sexy stuff in them. We’ve got to do something about these sexy, sexy libraries. Instead of public spaces that house books and other collections that are free of charge to borrow, today’s libraries are little more than recruiting stations...

OH: Some say residency restrictions lack efficacy, fairness to sex offenders

Source: local12.com 2/16/24 A Local 12 investigation is prompting a city to take action against sex offenders violating restrictions about where they can live. The stories have revealed that there are hundreds of people on Hamilton County's sex offender registry who are violating the law by living too close to schools and relatively little is being done to stop them.  Local 12 found that...

MO: Missouri Alliance for Family Restoration advocates for updates to sex offender registry guidelines

Source: baptistnews.com 2/19/24 Sex offender registry guidelines should be updated to more accurately reflect those ex-convicts who remain true threats to others, according to the Missouri Alliance for Family Restoration. MOAFR claims the current registration requirements do not align with the actual level of threat many people previously incarcerated for sex crimes pose for society, and were formulated using outdated and inaccurate statistics. Members...

ACSOL CA Lobby Day Sign Up Ends on Friday, Feb 23

The opportunity to sign up for ACSOL CA Lobby Day 2024 will end on Friday, Feb. 23, so that enough materials for participants will be available on Lobby Day which will take place on Wednesday, March 6.  The end of sign ups will also guarantee that there is enough seating and refreshments for all. Click here to sign up "More than 50 people have...

Asylum Case Result #2 (Good News): German High Court Condemns Torture Used Against American Sex Offenders

Source: Just Facts Not Fear / Common Sense Laws on YouTube 2/15/24 Recently, two more asylum cases (brought by American asylum seekers), both initially denied and facing deportation, were decided by a German federal judge. We will examine the outcomes of both cases. This is the first case of the two and it solidifies Germany's stance against at least one of the torture methods that...

FL: Push to abolish sex offender registry picks up steam in Florida

Source: actionnewsjax.com 2/15/24 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are tens of thousands of people on the sex offender registry in Florida right now, but there’s a growing movement from a group pushing to abolish the public list completely. Right now, you can check the public list to see who’s on it and why. They could be your co-workers, neighbors, or a person who comes by...

ACSOL Online Meeting March 16, 2024

You are invited to join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci and an ACSOL board member for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday March 16, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or you can call in using a Zoom...

Spain: TSJM denies applying ‘Yes is Yes Law’ to minor sex offender with 19-year sentence

Spain: alaskacommons.com 2/16/24 The Superior Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM) has rejected an appeal to review a sentence imposed on a man who was found guilty of several sexual crimes against minors between 2014 and 2017. The man was sentenced to 19 years and seven days in prison by the Provincial Court of Madrid. The appellant requested a reduction in his sentence under...

TN: SB0181 Bill Would Revise Tennessee’s Decades-Old Law Targeting HIV-Positive People Convicted of Sex Work

Source: usnews.com 1/23/24 A proposal advancing in the Tennessee legislature would stop requiring lifetime registration as a violent sex offender for anyone convicted of engaging in sex work while living with HIV NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would no longer be the only U.S. state to impose a lifetime registration as a “violent sex offender” on anyone convicted of engaging in sex work while...

TN: HB1617 Legislation Filed For Upcoming Session Will Push For Extension On Time Sex Offenders Are Included On Sex Offender Registry In Tennessee

Source: tennesseeconservativenews.com 12/13/24 [see HB1617 for update] The Tennessee Conservative [By Kelly M. Jackson] – The new General Session is just a few weeks away, and already a flurry of bills are being filed for introduction and consideration in what will be the 114th General Assembly. One of those bills, House Bill 1617 (HB1617), sponsored by Representative Bryan Richey (R-D20-Maryville), if signed into law will...

ID: Idaho bill to extend death penalty unconstitutional, aims for US Supreme Court review

Source: idahostatesman.com 2/13/24 The Idaho House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow the death penalty for anyone convicted of certain sex crimes against preteen children Tuesday, even as its sponsor acknowledged that such a law would be unconstitutional. House Bill 515 is designed to challenge decades of U.S. Supreme Court precedent that limited death sentences to defendants who commit murder, said Rep. Bruce...

Doctors question use of ‘excited delirium’ to explain deaths of suspects in police custody

Source: abajournal.com 2/13/24 [ACSOL note: We are posting this since this concept could be used to excuse hatred towards registrants] In October 2023, three Tacoma, Washington, police officers went on trial for the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died after he was punched, put in a chokehold and tased during a confrontation with police. In December, a jury acquitted the...

How Mandatory Minimums Perpetuate Mass Incarceration and What to Do About It

Source: sentencingproject.org 2/14/24 Eliminating mandatory minimum sentencing laws is essential to creating a more just and equitable criminal justice system. Eliminating mandatory minimum sentencing laws is essential to creating a more just and equitable criminal justice system. Widespread evidence shows that mandatory minimum sentences produce substantial harm with no overall benefit to crime control.1 Determined by lawmakers rather than judges, these sentences represent a...

The problem with criminal records: Discrepancies between state reports and private-sector background checks

Source: onlinelibrary.wiley 7/23/23 Abstract of paper: Criminal records are routinely used by employers and other institutional decision-makers who rely on their presumed fidelity to evaluate applicants. We analyze criminal records for a sample of 101 people, comparing official state reports, two sources of private-sector background checks (one regulated and one unregulated by federal law), and qualitative interviews. Based on our analysis, private-sector background checks...

Editorial: Providing criminal defense is not a crime. So why do some demonize lawyers for it?

Source: latimes.com 2/13/24 Shortly after Claudine Gay stepped down as president of Harvard University last month, an interesting sidelight to her years as a university administrator emerged: As dean of the faculty of arts and sciences a few years earlier, Gay was involved in removing a law professor from his secondary role as the dean of a campus dormitory. The professor, Ronald S. Sullivan...
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