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Recording of Emergency ACSOL meeting about new SORNA regulations


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.


Important News / Announcements

ACSOL February 19, 2022 Meeting

ACSOL Leaders Discussed New SORNA Regulations

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ACSOL National Action Alert: Retired Military Registrants Denied Access to Military Bases – Were You Also Denied?

ACSOL Training for CA Tiered Registry Petitions Video Replay Is Now Available

CA: Public Defender Offices Available to Assist Registrants Petition for Removal

General News Feed

04 Jan 2022

ID: Sex offender freed after appeal

Source: 1/4/22 COEUR d’ALENE — A man previously convicted of sexually abusing two children is free after the Idaho Supreme Court ruled that he was deprived of his right to a fair trial. A jury convicted 39-year-old Robert J. Farrell-Quigle in 2018 of two counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16, a felony punishable by up to life...
04 Jan 2022

ALI Leaders to Consider Revised Model Penal Code

Source: ACSOL The leadership of the American Law Institute is scheduled to consider during its meeting on January 20 and January 21 the revised model penal code approved overwhelmingly by its members in June 2021.  The revised model penal code includes recommendations that state penal codes be changed in a number of ways, including but not limited to, reducing the number of sex offenses...
04 Jan 2022
Source: 1/3/22 A lawsuit filed last month revealed that at least 19 people are still required to register as sex offenders due to past convictions under South Carolina’s “buggery” law for having consensual gay sex. The SC law, along with other states’ anti-sodomy laws, were made invalid in 2003, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas’ anti-sodomy law was unconstitutional. While pardons...
03 Jan 2022
Source: 1/3/22 SAN DIEGO — Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who represents the 80th Assembly District in San Diego, announced Monday she will be resigning from her position. ... According to Gonzalez, she will leave her position effective Wednesday and plans to lead the California Labor Federation starting in July. Read the full article  
03 Jan 2022
Source: 1/3/22 Jason ____ is sitting in Brevard County Jail waiting to appear before a judge on a charge of violating parole. He’d rather be anywhere else, but the reality is he’s not wanted many other places. A charge against him made in 1998 at 15 years old, of which he was convicted in 2000, has marked him as a sex offender. He is...
02 Jan 2022
Source: 1/1/22 On Nov. 8, Old Dominion sociology and criminology professor Allyn Walker gave an interview in which he asserted the need to destigmatize pedophiles by redefining them as “minor-attracted persons” (MAPs). Walker stated, “We have a tendency to want to categorize people with these attractions as evil or morally corrupt,” and that when people “hear the term ‘pedophile,’ they automatically assume that...
01 Jan 2022
Source: 12/29/21 QUINCY (WGEM) - There’s a change to a law that has to do with possession of child pornography. Legislators closed a loophole that allowed family members found to be in possession of child pornography to escape jail time. Starting on Jan. 1, possession of child pornography when the child is a household or family member is a non-probational offense. This means...
01 Jan 2022

General Comments Jan 2022

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30 Dec 2021
Source: 12/30/21 SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that could come up in the 2022 legislative session would change restrictions for sex offenders. The bill is sponsored by Utah state Sen. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine. The bill that could come up in next month's legislative session would amend the state's sex offender registry. Senate Bill 0052 would allow registered sex offenders to go to...
28 Dec 2021
Source: 12/28/21 December 22, 2021 has seen the release of many case opinions from the PA Supreme Court (SCOPA) with Commonwealth v. David Santana being the biggest win for our advocacy efforts. In a 5-2 decision, SCOPA affirmed the Superior Court’s opinion that “Mr. Santana’s registration requirement under SORNA was an after-the-fact punishment, and therefore unconstitutional. Accordingly, he had no duty to comply...
28 Dec 2021

The Collateral Consequences of Exoneration

Source: 12/23/21 The holiday season is often a time for family gatherings, and while many will be preparing for reunions in the coming days, it is important to remember the roadblocks returning citizens face. For instance, background checks cause thousands of potential collateral consequences that can impact things like housing or employment. As my story explains, these consequences can even inappropriately spill over...
27 Dec 2021

Antigua: Sex offenders registry to be established

Source: 12/27/21 Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin says residents will soon be alerted when a sex offender moves into their neighborhood by the creation of a sex offenders registry. ... Now, the AG says that once convicted, the names of all sexual offenders will be placed on a public registry from early next year. Read the full article  
26 Dec 2021
Source: 12/24/21 Clouds hovered overhead on the morning Charles Pugh, 50, took his first steps to freedom outside the doors of the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility into the brisk December air. Pugh was met by his friends and family who were waiting to pick him up in Ionia from the place where he had spent the last 5½ years following his 2016 convictions...
23 Dec 2021
Source: 12/23/21 For millions of people, details from an arrest—even a mistaken one—live on after being sold to data brokers. And the state profits. In April 2018, Adnan (a pseudonym) was wrongfully arrested in Newark, New Jersey, on the basis of an incorrect arrest warrant. A brief period in jail led to the criminal court judge dismissing the incident and moving to have...
23 Dec 2021
Source: 12/22/21 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A South Carolina man is suing Attorney General Alan Wilson and SLED Chief Mark Keel, claiming that he still has to register as a sex offender for a buggery charge in which he says he was convicted, and later pardoned, for having consensual sex with another man. The man, identified as “John Doe” in the lawsuit, says...
21 Dec 2021

ACSOL President Honored in Wall Street Journal

Source: ACSOL ACSOL President Chance Oberstein was recently honored in the Wall Street Journal after being selected as a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award is provided to individuals based upon their career longevity, philanthropic endeavors and lasting contributions.   "We congratulate Chance Oberstein for this well deserved recognition," stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  "ACSOL is indeed fortunate to...
21 Dec 2021
Source: 12/20/21 Under pressure from the governor and the state’s public safety director, Colorado’s Sex Offender Management Board has reversed its controversial November decision to scrap the term “sex offenders” in its own guiding principles in favor of “adults who commit sexual offenses.” The board, commonly referred to as the SOMB, voted 16-2 on Dec. 17 to “table” the language-change matter and refer...
20 Dec 2021
Source: ACSOL The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed today a below guideline sentence issued to a registrant by a federal trial court.  The registrant pled guilty to one charge -- attempted coercion or enticement of a minor -- and could have been sentenced to prison for up to 57 months.  Instead, the trial court sentenced the registrant to time served...
20 Dec 2021

ACSOL January 15, 2022 Meeting

Please join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci as well as ACSOL President and criminal defense attorney Chance Oberstein for our next monthly Zoom meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time and will last at least two hours. There is no registration needed for this meeting. You can use the Zoom...
18 Dec 2021
Source: 12/18/2021 A group of registered sex offenders have asked the appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s ruling in favor of a sheriff’s office that posted signs telling trick-or-treaters to keep away from the offenders’ homes on Halloween. ATLANTA (CN) — A class of registered sex offenders asked an 11th Circuit panel Friday to overturn a federal judge’s ruling allowing Georgia sheriff’s...