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ACSOL Conference June 14/15 in Los Angeles

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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27 Dec 2012
A federal judge has ordered Nebraska to pay more than $292,000 in attorneys' fees in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of changes to the state's sex offender registry laws. But it was a fraction of the amount sought by the attorneys who represented the sex offenders who sued. The laws, the most recent changes to the state's Sex Offender Registration Act, were passed...
21 Dec 2012
Constitutional rights advocates sued the city of Lancaster on Tuesday to block a recently enacted ordinance banning registered sex offenders from going to - or even being near - the city's parks, movie theaters and other public and private locations. "The ordinance basically violates the state and federal constitutions, and fails to protect public safety," said Janice Bellucci, president of a group called California...
20 Dec 2012
UPDATE 2: This case is now calendared for Thursday, 9-26-13 at 1:00 p.m.http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/case/dockets.cfm?dist=43&doc_id=2030448&doc_no=G047657 *** UPDATE: This case will be heard on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the 4th District Court of Appeal, Division 3, Santa Ana, California. 4th District Div 3, 601 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, California 92701, Clerk's Office (714) 571-2600http://www.courts.ca.gov/4dca.htm The California Court of Appeals has decided to review the ordinance passed...
20 Dec 2012
SternisheFan writes with a story at PC Mag that New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that more than 2000 registered sex offenders have been kicked off various online gaming platforms, in an cooperative effort involving both the state and various gaming companies. Full Article
20 Dec 2012
LAKE FOREST – Three members of the City Council voted Tuesday to undo a law passed a year ago banning registered sex offenders from city parks. Mayor Kathryn McCullough, Mayor Pro Tem Scott Voigts and Councilman Peter Herzog voted to remove the ban from the city's books in light of a court ruling that a similar ordinance elsewhere is trumped by state law, and...
18 Dec 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2012 California Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL) today filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging the sex offender ordinance adopted by the City of Lancaster. The ordinance prohibits all sex offenders from entering both public and private areas, including the city’s library, museum, and parks as well as privately owned arcades and movie theaters. The bases for the...
18 Dec 2012
The City Council of Lake Forest voted 3 to 2 to finally approve the repeal of the sex offender ordinance they adopted unanimously about a year ago. The Council preliminarily approved repeal of the ordinance at its meeting on December 4. “California RSOL thanks the Mayor and the City Council of Lake Forest for repealing a law that violated the civil rights of more...
15 Dec 2012
Believing that human trafficking is worsened by the internet’s anonymity, the sponsors of California’s Proposition 35 thought they had a simple solution to combating the problem: require convicted traffickers to register as sex offenders. Then require all individuals on California’s sex offender registry to disclose their online identities and service providers. The measure passed in the November election with 81 percent voter approval. This isn’t surprising,...
13 Dec 2012
At the regular meeting of the City Council on December 4, 2012, the City Council considered and conducted the first reading of Ordinance No. 248. This Ordinance repeals Lake Forest Municipal Code Chapter 13.12 relating to registered sex offenders in City Parks. The second reading will take place on December 18 at 7 pm. Lake Forest City Hall, Council Chambers25550 Commercentre DriveLake Forest, California...
11 Dec 2012

Seal Beach Considers Reversal of Sex Offender Ban

The Lake Forest City Council voted to reverse its ban on sex offenders in city parks last week, and Seal Beach might do the same. The Seal Beach City Council will meet in closed sessions Monday to discuss the possibility of ending a city law that prohibits sex offenders from Seal Beach recreation areas: parks, the pier, the jetties, the beach and beach parking...
06 Dec 2012
Arizona is not unique in its struggles to monitor and house sex offenders. No state does it well, experts say. An eight-month review by The Arizona Republic found troubling gaps in Arizona’s system of registering and monitoring sex offenders, with overlapping laws and restrictions contributing to homelessness among high-risk offenders. In central Phoenix and Tucson, many homeless sex offenders who are required to provide...
05 Dec 2012

City of Lake Forest Repeals Sex Offender Ordinance

The City Council of Lake Forest voted 4 to 0 to preliminarily approve the repeal of the sex offender ordinance they adopted unanimously a year ago.  Final approval of the appeal is expected at the Council’s next meeting on December 18. “The Mayor and City Council of Lake Forest are to be commended for their courage in correcting a mistake they made one year...
04 Dec 2012

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03 Dec 2012

CDCR – 2012 Outcome Evaluation Report

CA STATE REPORT INCLUDES 1.9 PERCENT RECIDIVISM RATE According to a newly released report of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the recidivism rate for those convicted of a sex-related offense (“sex offender”) is 1.9 percent. That is, those labeled by CDCR as “sex offenders” have a conviction rate of only 1.9 percent for a “new” sex crime. “The information in this...
03 Dec 2012
According to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of Justice, the federal tier-based sex offender registration and management system put in place in 2006 does not predict risk of recidivism by sex offenders and its authors point to the need for a system based on more empirical data.Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Act (called SORNA – Sex Offender Registration and...
01 Dec 2012

Judges challenge O.C. ban on sex offenders

A panel of Superior Court judges has challenged a controversial 2011 Orange County law that bans sex offenders from parks, beaches and even some roadways and asked the state Court of Appeal to review the measure. On Friday, the district attorney's office, which has pushed cities across the county to join in adopting a version of the sex offender ban, vowed to continue enforcing...
30 Nov 2012

O.C. sex offender law is ruled illegal

A controversial Orange County sex offender law that bans some people from visiting parks and beaches has been ruled illegal by a panel of Superior Court judges, who have asked the state appeals court to now review the get-tough rule. The panel reached the decision after overturning the conviction of a registered sex offender who was ordered to serve 100 days in jail after...
30 Nov 2012

Lake Forest Parks Ban Repeal – Dec 04

The City of Lake Forest is expected on December 4 to repeal its existing "sex offender" ordinance which prohibits all registrants from entering the city's parks.  City staff have recommended that the City Council repeal that ordinance in an 11-page report from the city manager which states several reasons for its recommendation, including (1) no supporting evidence that the ordinance has had a measurable...
30 Nov 2012
The Alabama man who rubbed his genitals on a drunken LSU football fan at the Bourbon Street Krystal Burger after the 2012 BCS Championship game was sentenced Thursday to spend two years in prison. _____ _____, 33, pleaded guilty last month to two obscenity counts and agreed to the deal, skirting a trial on his original charge of sexual battery, a possible 10-year sentence...
30 Nov 2012
According to a UK High Court, Facebook is not allowed to host a page that publicly outs convicted sex offenders. A Judge has given Facebook 72 hours to remove a page called Keeping our kids safe from predators, which routinely posts personal information and photos of child predators in Northern Ireland. The decree stems from a suit brought by a convicted sex offender, only...
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