RM77: MA high court rules to release registrant
This week’s episode dives into a decision out of Massachusetts that is poised to release a man convicted over 40 years ago and has since been civilly committed. This is a fascinating legal read, and Larry gives us the run down.
We begin, however, with these items:
- A listener question regarding registrants using Facebook and other social media;
- An article from The Atlantic which talks about law enforcement’s unhappiness at being profiled by computers even though they use the tool themselves;
- A registrant in California who did not commit a sexual offense but is on the registry;
- A bill in Louisiana could make it a crime for defense attorneys to do their job;
- Some legal theory behind our two newest SCOTUS justices;
- More bills are being passed extending the statute of limitations;
- SCOTUS justices are defending the recent inconsistent decisions to stop / allow executions to move forward;
- A professor that stepped up to help Harvey Weinstein removed from deanship;
- Oklahoma house passes a large criminal justice reform bill;
And finally, Larry goes into detail about the man being released from civil commitment.