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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.

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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

06 Feb 2023
Source: courthousenews.com 2/3/23 MANHATTAN — A New York appeals court overturned an unhoused man’s conviction for failing to verify his address every 90 days as requested by the state’s Sex Offender Registration Act. The law is unconstitutional when applied to homeless defendants who lack an address, as it deprives them of due process. Read the full article and the text of the ruling  
06 Feb 2023
Source: msn.com 2/3/23 Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says five inmates are responsible for attacking and killing another inmate inside the county jail last week. Lott held a news conference Friday where he gave new details in the death of 29-year-old Antonious Randolph. Randolph was found unresponsive inside a cell at the jail on January  27, six days after his arrested on sexual assault...
06 Feb 2023
ACSOL board member Alex Landon, who has been a criminal defense attorney for more than 40 years and is also a part-time law professor, has just published an updated version of an important book, "A Parallel Universe."  The updated version of the book includes six new chapters including a robust discussion of the Tiered Registry Law. "Once again, Alex Landon and his co-author Elaine...
04 Feb 2023
Source: theguardian.com 2/4/23  Armie Hammer gave his first interview since the beginning of 2021, when multiple sexual misconduct and abuse allegations were made against the actor, saying all the encounters involved were consensual while acknowledging he was emotionally abusive in his relationships. “I had a very intense and extreme lifestyle,” Hammer told Air Mail, a digital newsletter. “I would scoop up these women, bring...
04 Feb 2023

VT: At what point redemption?

Source: manchesterjournal.com 2/3/23 BENNINGTON — There’s a case making its way through the halls of the Bennington Superior Courthouse that touches on all the things that our criminal justice system is designed to accomplish. The case hinges on what happens to people convicted of crimes who serve their time and stay out of trouble. It begs certain questions: When has someone paid enough for...
02 Feb 2023
Source: cbsnews.com 2/1/24 The possible ripple effects of MN Supreme Court’s ruling on state sex offender program   Or watch the video on cbsnews.com website  
02 Feb 2023
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...
01 Feb 2023
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...
01 Feb 2023
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...
31 Jan 2023
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...
31 Jan 2023
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...
30 Jan 2023
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....
29 Jan 2023
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...
27 Jan 2023
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...
27 Jan 2023
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...
27 Jan 2023
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...
26 Jan 2023
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...
26 Jan 2023
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...
25 Jan 2023
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...
25 Jan 2023
[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...
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