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Judge blocks sex
offender online-ID law

San Francisco Chronicle, by Bob Egelko

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/13/2013 5:30:50 AM

A federal judge on Friday barred California from enforcing a voter-approved law that requires 73,000 registered sex offenders to disclose their Internet identities to police. The requirement would discourage offenders from exercising their right to post anonymous comments online about a variety of topics, including social and political issues, with little apparent benefit to public safety, said U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco. "Registrants are likely to be chilled from engaging in legitimate public, political and civil communications for fear of losing their anonymity," Henderson said.

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As awful as these cretins are and as much as we need to know where they are and what they are doing, they still retain at least a few constitutional rights. The judge ruled correctly.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/13/2013 6:39:57 AM     (No. 9113635)

His Honor received both his undergraduate and law degrees from University of California, Berkeley. Appointed by Jimmy Carter as the first African American to the Northern District of California. The far-left loves his thinking. Check out his outrageous judicial decisions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 1/13/2013 7:33:57 AM     (No. 9113690)

OTOH, it´s perfectly acceptable to publish the names and addresses of lawful gun owners.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/13/2013 7:40:13 AM     (No. 9113698)

Add this to the slippery slope file as other posters so aptly warn.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/13/2013 8:05:13 AM     (No. 9113728)

If the judge ruled the other way it would be part of the slippery slope. Free citizens should not want people given extra punishments by their government above and beyond the sentence imposed in a court without due process. If you allow it, the government would be happy to pile on punishment after punishment. The piling on would not be limited to people convicted of crimes you find repugnant-- the piling on would extend naturally to things the government and the elites find annoying.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/13/2013 8:08:26 AM     (No. 9113731)

When somebody molests a child, they give up any so-called rights that they may think they have. If this judge is so protective of pervs, why doesn´t he invite them to stay with his young family members and then get back to us? That is basically what this ruling tells me. I am sick of criminals who are given ´rights´ by judges like this, and then go on to hurt innocent people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/13/2013 8:57:29 AM     (No. 9113814)

Thank you, #4. Yes, sex offenders are terrible people. Yes, the listing of their names and addresses is proper and right, although I wonder if it´s constitutional. But no, they don´t lose all their rights, #5. I agree with the judge, regardless of where he got his law degree or who appointed him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 1/13/2013 8:59:52 AM     (No. 9113822)

Agree with #4 & #6; first sentence of #5 is clearly wrong.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: safesword, 1/13/2013 9:16:50 AM     (No. 9113848)

easy fix here..death penalty to ALL rape convictions...then we wont have to argue the constitutionality of it all,will we?...you are welcome...its solved

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 1/13/2013 10:37:24 AM     (No. 9113986)

So the sex predators on line salad bar is still open. Notice which party runs that state. They are supporters of everything evil.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth, 1/13/2013 11:53:24 AM     (No. 9114153)

#8, right, because no one is ever falsely convicted of rape. I guess we can let God sort them out, or something.

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