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Equal Protection denied for Sex Registration

Posted by Seth Chazin | Sep 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently, the California Supreme Court overruled its own decision and found that there is no equal protection violation that arises from provisions in California’s Sex Offender Registration Act that only requires optional registration for those convicted of illegal sexual intercourse with a minor...


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson