The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) will conduct its annual conference on Saturday, October 1. The conference will be virtual and feature distinguished speakers including attorney Caleb Kruckenberg of the Pacific Legal Foundation, Ilan Meyer of UCLA, criminal defense attorneys Chance Oberstein and Alex Landon as well as civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci.
Mr. Kruckenberg is the lead attorney in the case challenging the SORNA regulations. At the conference, he will make a presentation about the ongoing litigation and its potential impact upon the federal government’s future implementation of those regulations.
Mr. Meyer is a distinguished scholar at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. He will make a presentation regarding an in-depth study he led regarding issues facing individuals who are both registrants and members of the LGBTQ community.
Mr. Oberstein will Mr. Landon will discuss the first year of petitioning under the Tiered Registry Law, including the number of registrants who have been removed from the registry so far. Ms. Bellucci will make a presentation regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Smith v. Doe, that has significantly harmed more than a million registrants and their families.
Also at the conference, sociologist Emily Horowitz will share the results of her recent research regarding daily challenges faced by registrants and their families. She will be joined by law professor Catherine Carpenter who will discuss legislation that has resulted due to society’s moral panic based on the myth that registrants often re-offend.
In addition to these speakers, the conference will feature panels regarding how to avoid the pitfalls of a failure to register to conviction as well as the ups and downs of the new Tiered Registry Law in California.
The cost to attend the conference is $25. Please sign up for the conference using the link below. Scholarships are available upon request. Conference presentations will be recorded and available following the conference for those who sign up.