Series: Registry Matters

The podcast about the sex offender registry | Sex Offender News | Sex Offender Policy Analysis

RM171: Being Shot IS Being Seized

Tonight, on Registry Matters 171: We’re going to hear a voice mail and try to address that. We’re going to have some questions that were submitted in writing. We have a letter to read. Finally, we’re going to talk about two cases: one from the US Supreme Court and one from the Minnesota Supreme Court….

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RM170: “No Trick-or-Treating” Appellate Brief Filed

Remember the sheriff in Butts County, Georgia, Gary Long, that said “I’ll take this all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States if I have to”? Here we go with the next steps of the case. This is at the US Court of Appeals at the 6th Circuit. The case involves the…

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RM169: No Legislating From the Bench in Wyoming – Textualism Explained

On this episode, we have one question from the free world and one from the inside. We have two letters. One was filled with “you people”‘s. It’s just for entertainment and doesn’t really have anything to do with our issue. We have we’re going to talk about a case out of the Wyoming Supreme Court…

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RM168: Court Says Community Safety Concerns Can’t Block Release

PA Court says FYP to PBPP (Pennsylvania Board of Pardons and Parole) that benefits PFRs In episode 168, Larry gives us the analysis of a decision that comes from Pennsylvania and it’s great news for PFRs. The short version is individuals are being held past their awarded parole date simply because the community is uncomfortable…

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RM167: Hijacking A Bill With Floor Amendments

Welcome to episode 167 of Registry Matters. This episode discusses an interesting concept of a “Floor Amendment”. It was used when the bill passed from one chamber to the next, an amendment was added to it. Instead of the chamber simply passing it with no alterations, a vote was required. And then, since the bills…

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RM166: GA Legislature Debating Extending Registration Explained

This weeks episode of Registry Matters has us discussing in detail legislation from Georgia that has some very interesting language. This bill will allow some of those individuals on the registry to stay on for longer. This is amazing! Because that’s exactly what someone would want to do, which is stay on for longer. Even…

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RM165: Huge Win In Tennessee Explained

In this weeks episode, we explained the recent decision in United States District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee. The governor of Tennessee was William Haslam. He was the defendant along with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director. It was two separate but identical complaints filed by the same attorney. The two cases were…

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RM164: Interstate Compact Revocation Hearings Explained

Today’s episode, we have more content that we can jam into an hour. We have three questions from behind the walls of prison. We have a couple questions from outside the walls of prison. And then we’re going to dig into interstate compact, probable cause hearings. And we’re gonna talk about the late Justice Scalia…

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RM163: Can Minnesota Require Registration for Legal Conduct?

In RM163, we put together an exciting program discussing the options for someone with an out-of-state conviction. What paths are available to this individual to get off the registry. Stay put? Move back to where the conviction comes from? Another state entirely? We also dig around the bill being proposed for a little while, and…

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RM162: Discussion on Challenging Legislation

Hello! And welcome to episode 162 of Registry Matters. We have several questions. And hopefully we can get to them all. We’re going to talk about a particular piece of legislation in the New Mexico State House Bill 56. And we’ve got some articles. One of our main focuses at Registry Matters is helping people…

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