September 23, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A divided New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday ruled that requiring a sex offender to wear a GPS tracking device after he has completed his sentence violates the federal and state constitutions. The 2007 Sex Offender Monitoring Act (SOMA) requires the states highest-risk sex offenders to wear GPS ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that a North Carolina law prohibiting registered sex offenders from commercial social networking websites accessible by children, such as Facebook and Myspace, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous opinion, the court found that the law " ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 24, 2011, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the enactment of a law allowing the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. Earlier that month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a similar bill calling for ...[read more]
June 1, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 1, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of Carr v. United States that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) would not apply retroactively to offenses occurring before the act was passed. The purpose of SORNA was to provide a set of minimum standards for ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday struck down an Indiana law that prohibits sex offenders from joining social networking websites, such as Facebook and other websites children are able to join. The law makes it a crime for a registered sex offender to be a member of a " ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday temporarily blocked several provisions of a human trafficking law approved by voters Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( ...[read more]
October 6, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A registered sex offender filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of California last week challenging ordinances in four Orange County cities that ban registered sex offenders from city-owned parks, campgrounds and other recreational areas where children may gather. The city ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 16, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (ACLU) sought to block a Louisiana law that limited internet use for registered sex offenders. The ACLU challenged the law based on the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution due to the negative effect that the law ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 24, 2011, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the enactment of a law allowing the use of chemical castration on sex offenders convicted of attacking children under the age of 16 years old. Earlier that month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a similar bill calling for ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 12, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed a bill calling for the involuntary chemical castration of those convicted of sexual offenses against children. This was the second time that the topic had been raised by Medvedev; he initially proposed requiring the procedure to be ...[read more]

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