Monday, September 9, 2013

CA - RSOL 2013: Catherine Carpenter: "Sexual Offense Laws and Constitutionality"

Video Description:
Professor of Law, Catherine Carpenter of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles talks about just how punitive and extreme sex offender laws have become over the years and the ways in which they violate US citizen's constitutional rights.

It was recorded on Saturday August 31st in Los Angeles at the 2013 RSOL National Conference.


bkzalley said...

That was wonderful! I will have to watch it again and take notes. Thanks for sharing this!

Mark said...

As I have stated in past comments, the ubiquitous sex offender laws have become "punitive" in the aggregate, and Ms. Carpenter has re-affirmed my contention. The state legislators have been given one inch, and now they are taking gradual miles to slowly oppress sex offenders and the aggregate result is now so many punitive laws it is overwhelming. Remember the story of the frog in cool water? Gradually the heat gets turned up until the frog is boiled and the poor frog did not even know it until too late. GET IT FOLKS?

Loneranger said...

This person is spot on. Over the years the argument that this is not punitive becomes exposed for the lie that it is now and was then. The fine line that they walked back in the 90's and late 80's was known and then they were pushing it. They sometimes would ask if they had gone to far. To far as to show this is punitive and they would finally be unable to continue. Well it has taken two decades of compounding this problem and frankly I don't understand why they have been allowed to get away with it. So now we have someone that has put it all together. One would think that our Judges should have already done this. However when you're looking for that loophole in the law that really needs close maybe it's time we closed this one.The definition of civil and punitive needs to be more concise. To be left up to politicians to interpret it is not going to turn out well.

bkzalley said...

The problem is like she said, "No one wants to admit they made a mistake. That this registry isn't working." The facts are staring them in the face and still they are continuing to add more and more "civil regulations" to add to the list of offenses. No longer is any of it civil.