Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules SORNA Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules SORNA Unconstitutional The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today ruled SORNA Unconstitutional as applied to an individual whose offenses predate it’s enactment. The Court found: 1) SORNA’s registration provisions constitute punishment notwithstanding the General Assembly’s identification of the provisions as nonpunitive; 2) retroactive application of SORNA’s registration provisions …

Civil Rights Attorneys on Path to Knock out Residency Restrictions in Wisconsin

Civil Rights Attorneys on Path to Knock out Residency Restrictions in Wisconsin Civil rights attorneys Mark Weinberg and Adele Nicholas are on a path to restore constitutionality to Wisconsin by knocking out sex offender residency restrictions (SORRs). The two attorneys last week filed a federal lawsuit against Kenosha, Waukesha, Yorkville …

Some argue putting label on sex offenders has little public benefit.

Some argue putting label on sex offenders has little public benefit.Two decades after Ohio began labeling sex offenders on a public database and setting restrictions on where they can live, a major overhaul to the law is being proposed that could drop thousands of lower-level offenders off the list Some …