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Monthly Meetings: July 11, August 15 details / Recordings

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Phone only)

2020 ACSOL Conference – Postponed to Oct 10-11

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

VOTE NO on CA Prop. 20! Stop Harsher Sentencing and DNA Collection

ACSOL Phone Meeting on July 11

Los Angeles Superior Court Denies TRO Application

ACSOL Files TRO Application to Stop CDCR’s Exclusion of Registrants from Early Release

Janice's Journal

General News Feed

16 Jan 2013

CT: Montville rescinds sex offender ordinances

Montville — The town avoided a potential civil rights lawsuit when it rescinded two ordinances Monday that placed restrictions on where registered sex offenders would be allowed in town.The Town Council voted to repeal the ordinances that created so-called child and senior safety zones. Marked by signs, these zones were designed to keep registered sex offenders from town-owned and town-leased property such as the...
15 Jan 2013

CYPRESS ORDINANCE CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT

A registrant and his fiancée filed a lawsuit today in federal district court challenging the ordinance passed by the City of Cypress that prohibits most registrants from residing in the city as well as visiting public places such as parks, libraries and senior centers.  The ordinance was passed unanimously by the City Council on March 12, 2012. “The ordinance passed by the City of...
14 Jan 2013
_____ _____ is a fugitive and accused pedophile, and to some, he's also a poster child for a European judicial system that often would rather let criminals roam their streets freely than see them subjected to American justice. Nearly 20 years ago, _____, who is now 43, fled to Ireland after being charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and molesting two boys in Minnesota....
14 Jan 2013
New Mexico lawmakers are now mulling a ban against registered sex offenders on Facebook and other social networking sites, while states, like Texas, are considering forcing them to identify their crimes in their profiles.  The Texas bill would reportedly force certain sex offenders to embed in their profile the type of their offence, the location where it occurred, their full name, date of birth,...
12 Jan 2013

Ban repeal sparks applause, frustration

On Dec. 18, Lake Forest repealed a year-old ordinance banning registered sex offenders from its public parks. The city was one of more than a dozen in Orange County to add such a ban to their books since April 2011. Last month, in the face of a lawsuit challenging the ban's constitutionality, Lake Forest became the first of those cities to reverse course. Proponents...
11 Jan 2013
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Using words such as "bullies," "extortionists" and "trash," Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder on Thursday blasted tabloid magazines and websites that post mug shots from his jail and then demand money for the pictures to be removed. "In my opinion, what we're seeing today is nothing short of extortion in our county," Winder said. "This practice must be stopped."...
11 Jan 2013

Prop 35: Preliminary Injunction granted

Late Friday, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit EFF filed with the ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC) that challenges the unconstitutional provisions in Proposition 35, a ballot measure passed by California voters in November that restricts the legal and constitutionally protected speech of all registered sex offenders in California. EFF and the ACLU-NC filed the lawsuit the morning after Election...
10 Jan 2013

Penalties sought for parolees cutting GPS monitors

SACRAMENTO (KGO) -- Those GPS ankle bracelets that monitor some California parolees are not as effective as they could be. And that's because some convicted sex offenders and gang members are cutting off the devices and getting away with it. Authorities say 48-year-old repeat sex offender _____ ______ cut off his GPS ankle bracelet in November and days later he was charged with the...
09 Jan 2013
SAN JOSE -- In a scathing opinion published Thursday, a state appellate court reversed a judgment against a felon accused of being a sexually violent predator, saying the prosecutor handling the case -- now District Attorney Jeff Rosen's right-hand man -- engaged in a "pervasive pattern'' of misconduct. The misconduct finding against Chief Assistant District Attorney Jay Boyarsky is the first black mark against...
08 Jan 2013
An application for a  temporary restraining order (TRO) was filed today in federal district court requesting that enforcement of a sex offender ordinance in the City of Lancaster be halted. “The Lancaster ordinance denies the civil rights of more than 100,000 individuals and families in California,” stated Janice Bellucci, President of California Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL).  “It prohibits people who made a mistake,...
08 Jan 2013

Another OC City Backs Off Sex Offender Ban

Westminster became the latest Orange County city to distance itself from a law banning sex offenders from city or county parks. A number of cities including Mission Viejo, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos and Laguna Niguel have similar bans, all of which could face challenges in court. An attorney who represents a sex offender in the Westminster case represents several offenders challenging similar...
05 Jan 2013
Former New York City mayoral candidate and author Mark Green advocated for new legislation that would allow people to identify and locate gun owners who lived in their neighborhoods. He compared it to the already existing "Megan's Law," which lets citizens know if a convicted sex offender lives near them. Then he flat-out compared sex offenders to gun owners. "If we have a Megan's...
05 Jan 2013
Today, more than two years after declining to rule on a law restricting where paroled sex offenders can live, the California Supreme Court agreed to again hear the case. Passed by voters in November 2006, Jessica's Law includes a provision that bars parolees who've committed a sexual offense from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park. A challenge over the residency restriction's...
02 Jan 2013
The first California RSOL meeting in Santa Maria will take place on February 23, 2013 at 9 am. As always, the meeting will focus upon issues of importance to registrants, such as residency restrictions and conditions of parole/probation and the status of pending lawsuit.  Registrants, family members and supporters are invited to attend this free meeting. There will be no media or government officials....
01 Jan 2013

The Year in Review… and Things to Come

The year 2012 was a remarkable year!  The civil rights of registered citizens were recognized and protected by federal and state judges in a series of cases that (1) declared the Orange County park ban is preempted by state law, (2) stopped temporarily enforcement of Prop. 35’s requirements to disclose online identities, (3) prohibited the City of Simi Valley from requiring registrants to post...
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...
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