RM277: Supreme Court Showdown - Is He REALLY 'In Custody'?

RM277: Supreme Court Showdown – Is He REALLY ‘In Custody’?

In this episode, we discuss the Clements v. State of Florida case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. Andy is intrigued by the case and wonders why Larry waited until the last minute to discuss it. Larry explains that he only learned about it recently. They delve into the details of the case, where Clements filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, claiming that sex offender registration and restrictions should qualify as being “in custody.”

Larry is skeptical of this argument, stating that Clements is not technically in custody as defined by the law. Andy argues that the registration requirements are similar to probation, but Larry disagrees, emphasizing the differences. They also debate whether the case has practical consequences for individuals facing restrictions on their liberty due to sex offender registration.

[4:44] A young woman from West Virginia informed the Wyoming legislative committee that a former youth pastor who groomed her during her teenage years is currently residing in Wyoming without facing any consequences.

[19:20] Discussion about Clements v. State of Florida, emphasizing the pro se petition’s importance in establishing custody.

[41:21] Law enforcement recommended considering legal action against a minor due to explicit photo-sharing, a practice experts note as frequent.

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