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AL: Sex Offender Law Challenged

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CN) – Sex offenders in Alabama must comply with debilitating restrictions that encompass “virtually every facet of their lives,” eight men claim in a class action.

Eight John Doe plaintiffs sued General Luther Strange III and Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency John Richardson in Federal Court. The Aug. 20 complaint seeks court relief to prevent application of the Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act, or ASORCNA, claiming the law is unconstitutional.

The lawsuit argues that the act violates due process by denying sex offender registrants certain fundamental rights. It also claims that the law is vague and should be declared void. Full Article

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This is great. We need every state to follow.

I asked before if we could sue lawmakers and was told they had immunity.

Hopefully this pans out!

Kudos to the Alabama plaintiffs! They showed up, stood up and spoke up!! While the outcome is uncertain, they are to be commended for challenging laws that clearly violate the Constitution. Thank you for defending the Constitution.

So Janice, why can’t WE have a class action? Seems to me that the federal system needs to have this issue addressed. I am sure that we would have more than 8 class action.

What should happen is every chapter of RSOL around the nation should all file together on the same day. Now that would draw some attention.

They should also team up with W.A.R. in helping grow this group. The more people the louder the message.

This looks like a no-brainer. That law is basically prison without the bars.

We really need to do the same thing. Registration is evil and reminds me of nazi germany. We have so many statistics now proving this 290 is not needed, and is unconstitutional. Does nothing to protect anyone and just makes it harder for people to move on and be happy. Lets take this to fed court janice. Its time.

Yes its time for the following or something very similar. This court has jurisdiction because ________________________________________________________________ I the plaintiff  ______________________do hereby bring forth this motion for Declaratory and/or Injunction relief. Introduction. This motion is being brought forth as a as applied challenge to the constitutionality of the sex offender registration and notification laws or Megan’s law (CA Penal Code § 290, Sex Offender Registration Act) as applied to me. I am the plaintiff in this case. I am a United States citizen who resides in Sacramento, CA. I am a non-violent, non-contact first time ex-offender from a incident that occurred… Read more »

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