October 24, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Adam R. Banner discusses three recent Oklahoma Supreme Court decisions relating to sex-offender registration laws and the effects of the decisions beyond the state's borders...Recent decisions have relied on the reasoning of the US Supreme Court in Smith v. Doe when ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that by not allowing Indiana citizens to appeal erroneous entries on the state Sex and Violent Offender Registry the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) violated Due Process rights. An Indiana citizen who committed lesser sex ...[read more]
April 21, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 21, 2010, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the sex offender registry requirement violated the right to privacy. The case involved an appeal filed by two convicted sex offenders who challenged the notification requirement of Section 82 of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act, which mandated ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Brian Jackson
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the country's sex offender registry requirement violates the right to privacy. The case involved an appeal filed by two convicted sex offenders who challenged the notification requirement of Section 82 of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act, which mandates inde... ...[read more]
May 8, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that local ordinances prohibiting convicted sex offenders (CSOs) from living near schools, playgrounds, and other public areas were preempted by the state's Megan's Law and, therefore, invalid. The court affirmed a July 2008 decision in the Appella... ...[read more]
July 16, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on Tuesday struck down two municipal ordinances that prohibited convicted sex offenders (CSOs) from living near schools, parks, playgrounds and day care centers. The Appellate Division ruled that New Jersey's statewide sex offender regi... ...[read more]
October 3, 2006
by Brett Murphy
The FBI Tuesday continued an investigation into possible sex crimes by Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) that may lead to charges under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, a bill Foley co-sponsored. Under the law, persons found to be sex offenders are required to register their... ...[read more]
July 21, 2005
by David Shucosky
The US Department of Justice launched a national online registry of sex offenders on Wednesday, compiling individual state databases into one location. The registry, which provides photographs and information such as how close offenders are to schools, enables the public to track the locations of ...[read more]
June 23, 2005
by jt
The People v. Sorden, Supreme Court of California, June 23, 2005. Excerpt:We now hold that the willfulness element of the offense may be negated by evidence that an involuntary condition€”physical or mental, temporary or permanent€”deprived a defendant of actual k... ...[read more]
June 7, 2005
by jt
Doe v. Moore, et al., United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, June 6, 2005. Excerpt:In this putative class action, initiated by ten John Does and one Jane Doe (collectively Appellants) on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, we determine whether Florida... ...[read more]

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