Pennsylvania judge rules that SORNA is unconstitutional Read More
How will the new SORNA regulations impact Oregon’s sex offenders? Part II.
Federal prosecutions of individuals who have complied with all state sex offender registration rules are possible in principle. Read More
I just found out this girl I hooked up with is only 17 am I going to jail?
This is a question I get asked fairly regularly. The answer is… It depends! The age of consent in Oregon is 18 — one of the highest in the nation. Thus, if you are an adult and had any kind of sex with someone who was 17, you can theoretically be prosecuted under ORS 163.415.… Read More
DOJ publishes proposed new SORNA regulations; aim is to “enhance the enforcement of registration”
As the DOJ explains, the proposed rule “will facilitate enforcement of SORNA’s registration requirements through prosecution of non-compliant sex offenders under 18 U.S.C. 2250. By providing a comprehensive articulation of SORNA’s registration requirements in regulations addressed to sex offenders, it will provide a more secure basis for prosecution of sex offenders who engage in knowing… Read More
#BLM post: The Story of an Eight-Month Struggle to Call Out Institutional Racism in the University of Oregon Student Conduct Processes
Dr. Debra Thompson is an Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University. A leading scholar of the comparative politics of race, Thompson’s teaching and research interests focus on the relationships among race, the state, and inequality in democratic societies. Dr. Thompson previously taught at the University of Oregon. Here is a letter she recently… Read More