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Important News / Announcements

ACSOL CA Lobby Day Sign Up Ends on Friday, Feb 23

ACSOL Online Meeting March 16, 2024

Lobby Day Date Changed to March 6

AR: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Halloween Sign Requirement in Arkansas County

CA: CASOMB Issues Report Proposing Changes to Tiered Registry Law

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ACSOL Online Meeting February 17, 2024

You are invited to join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci and an ACSOL board member for our next meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday February 17, online on Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1:00 PM Eastern, and will last at least two hours. You can use the Zoom app or you can call in using a Zoom...

Change IS afoot at CASOMB – Occasional Musings by the President of ACSOL, Catherine L. Carpenter

Occasional Musings by the President Change IS afoot at CASOMB By Catherine L. Carpenter President, Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws Slowly, change is taking place at California Sex Offense Management Board (CASOMB).  It is not change with a capital “C,” nor is it the widespread overhaul ACSOL is demanding. But even small positive changes are important in an advocacy movement. So, I want...

AR: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Halloween Sign Requirement in Arkansas County

Source: ACSOL A lawsuit was filed on January 18 challenging a Halloween sign requirement in Marion County, Arkansas.  The Halloween sign was created by the government and a registration officer taped the sign to the front door of a registrant's home.  The sign was required to be posted for about two weeks, one week before Halloween and one week after Halloween. According to the...

CA: Number of CA Registrants Continues to Decline

Source: ACSOL The number of individuals required to register in California continues to decline, according to a report made by the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) during the January 18 meeting of the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB).  Specifically, the number of individuals required to register decreased by 896 from 105,738 to 104,842 between November 2023 and January 2024.  Of that total,...

IL: How Illinois Housing Banishment Laws Push People into Homelessness and Prison

Source: boltsmag.org 1/16/24 Organizers with past sex offense convictions are championing a bill in the state legislature that could end the cycle and roll back residency restrictions. James Orr was in his apartment in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side one Wednesday morning in 2013 when he heard his phone buzz. “James, you have 30 days to move,” an Illinois state police officer...

OH: Want to Watch Porn in Ohio? New Bill Would Require Viewers to Show ID

Source: thedailybeast.com 1/16/24 A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Ohio have proposed a new bill that would require porn sites to verify the age of their users in the state in a bid to keep explicit online content out of the hands of minors. Senate Bill 212, as it’s known, mandates that would have would-be degenerates submit a photo of their state ID or...

Case brought to Supreme Court by herring fishermen may gut federal rulemaking power

Source: scotusblog.com 1/16/24 The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Wednesday in a case involving the deference that courts should give to federal agencies’ interpretations of the laws that they administer. From health care to finance to environmental pollutants, administrative agencies use highly trained experts to interpret and carry out federal laws. Although the case may sound technical, it is one of the...

Will the Supreme Court gut SORNA or overturn the Gundy decision in the Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo hearing?

Source: jdsupra.com  One of the most significant areas of the law for businesses is administrative law. From questions about a new industry-specific regulation to marshaling a defense against enforcement proceedings, any entity that is subject to government regulations has an interest in developments in administrative law. Key U.S. Supreme Court decisions in recent years have significantly cabined the role of federal agencies and opened...

Supreme Court agreed to hear a case on homelessness

Source: scotusblog.com 1/12/24 The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether an Oregon city can enforce its ban on public camping against homeless people. The announcement came as part of a short list of orders released from the justices’ private conference earlier in the day adding five new cases to the court’s merits docket. The court’s ruling in City of Grants Pass v....

Action Alert for CA: Time to Sign Up For Lobby Day on March 6 (changed from 5th) in Sacramento

It's time to sign up for Lobby Day in Sacramento.  The day will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6th (updated 2/1) with a training session at the Hyatt Hotel, 1209 L Street.  Participants in Lobby Day must attend the training session.  All participants will be assigned to a team led by an experienced team leader.   The focus of Lobby Day is...

CA: CASOMB Issues Report Proposing Changes to Tiered Registry Law

The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) has issued a report which recommends to the state legislature several changes to the Tiered Registry Law.  If the legislature adopts these changes, thousands of individuals required to register who are currently ineligible to petition for removal from the registry will become eligible.  However,  no one will be automatically removed from the registry if the legislature adopts...

AL: Alabama cannot ban sex offender parents from living with kids, US judge rules

Source: reuters.com 1/11/24 Alabama only state with such a broad ban, according to judge Alabama has filed a notice of appeal Jan 11 (Reuters) - An Alabama law that bars people convicted of a sex offense involving a minor from living with a child, including their own, unconstitutionally violates the rights of parents to care for their children, a federal judge has ruled. U.S....

FL: Florida human trafficking database with names and mugshots of perverts caught paying for sex VANISHES after lawmakers failed to agree to extend it

Source: dailymail.co.uk 1/10/24 Florida's database with names and mugshots of people convicted of paying for sex suddenly disappeared on January 1, 2024. The Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database was launched at the start of 2021, and racked up a list of hundreds of offenders, according to ABC.  The Database mysteriously vanished on January 1, 2024, along with a message saying that 'the section requiring the...

Ban Government Involvement In Sex Trafficking

Source: public.substack.com 1/9/24 It sounds like a Hollywood movie. Government intelligence agencies, perhaps CIA and Mossad, use sex with dozens of teenage girls to blackmail some of the world’s most powerful people, including Bill Gates, Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton. But it’s not a movie. It appears to be what New York investor Jeffrey Epstein did from the 1990s until 2018. One year later,...

EFF Asks Court to Uphold Federal Law That Protects Online Video Viewers’ Privacy and Free Expression

Source: eff.org 1/4/24 As millions of internet users watch videos online for news and entertainment, it is essential to uphold a federal privacy law that protects against the disclosure of everyone’s viewing history, EFF argued in court last month. For decades, the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) has safeguarded people’s viewing habits by generally requiring services that offer videos to the public to get...

WI Action Alert: Fight SB874 that would put many people back on lifetime GPS registration

Source: docs.legis.wisconsin.gov Call to action for Wisconsin registrants… Last year the high court in Wisconsin struck down former AG’s interpretation that multiple counts on the same case constituted multiple convictions for the purpose of registration and GPS monitoring. A bill was introduced last week that if passed would codify the former AG’s interpretation and put many people back on lifetime GPS registration. The bill...

NM: Bill could change punishment for New Mexico probation violations

Source: krqe.com 1/6/24 NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico legislative session is starting soon, and several bills have been filed this week. One bill, backed by Senators Antonio Maestas and Bill O’Neil, aims to change the way probation violations are handled. ... “Right now, under state law, you have two choices: Slap them on the wrist or remand them in custody, waiting for a judge...

Google Contractor Pays Parents $50 to Scan Their Childrens’ Faces

Source: 404media.co 1/4/24 Google is collecting the eyelid shape and skin tone of children via parent submitted videos, according to a project description online reviewed by 404 Media. Canadian tech conglomerate TELUS, which says it is working on Google’s behalf, is offering parents $50 to film their children wearing various props such as hats or sunglasses as part of the project, the description adds....

CA: ‘Halfway house’ draws protests from Ontario neighbors

Source: foxla.com 1/4/24 ONTARIO, Calif. - Ontario police began to notice a puzzling pattern when they saw eight convicted sexual predators all registered under the same address in the area. While that doens't necessarily mean that all eight of the convicted residents live there at the same time, police say they had to follow up on some calls. Police also say they couldn't find...

Federal Judge Questions ‘Evolving Standards’ Test for Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Source: reason.com Feb 2024 Issue A federal circuit judge wants the Supreme Court to scrap a longstanding test for determining what is cruel and unusual punishment. In an October speech to the Federalist Society, Reuters reported, Judge Thomas Hardiman, appointed by President George W. Bush to the Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, advocated a "return to the text and original meaning of...