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International Megan's Law

The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) will challenge the passport identifier recently revealed by the U.S. State Department. The challenge is expected to be filed in a federal district court within the next 90 days.
(Staff Writer, ACSOL, US, November 6, 2017)
A lawsuit challenging a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children is premature because the marker provision is not yet in effect, a federal judge said Friday in a ruling dismissing the suit.
(The Associated Press, ABC News, September 23, 2016)
Advocates for offenders say Megan's Law registries continue to punish them even after they have served their sentence.
(Daniel Walmer, The Lebanon Daily News, June 24, 2016)
The federal government filed a Motion to Dismiss the IML lawsuit this week. The government’s motion is based upon allegations that the plaintiffs in the case lack standing and that the challenge to the addition of a unique identifier to passports is not yet ripe
(Staff writer, CA RSOL, April 23, 2016)
A federal judge declined Wednesday to immediately block a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses.
(SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press, April 13, 2016)
The judge in the case did not make a decision at the end of the hearing. Presumably she will take some time, digest, investigate the law and then issue an order in the very near future. Can take days, can take weeks, unlikely more. ( CA RSOL, US, March 31, 2016)
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We lost the battle, brewing for some eight years in Congress, which will effectively stop those of us, U.S. 'registered sex offenders', from venturing beyond our own countries. The enactment of International Megan's Law is not the end of the war, however, as we are fighting back against this injustice in the courts and, to the extent that we wield any influence, in the media.
(David Kennerly, March 6, 2016)
A Motion for Preliminary Injunction was filed on February 19 asking the U.S. District Court to stop implementation of International Megan’s Law (formerly HR 515 and now Public Law 114-119). If granted, the motion would temporarily prohibit the federal government from both adding a conspicuous, unique identifier to the passports of registrants and notifying foreign countries of registrants’ plans to travel internationally. ( CA RSOL, US, February 20, 2016)
A civil rights group for accused and convicted sex offenders is challenging legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law on Monday, which will require the State Department to affix an identifying marker to registered sex offenders’ passports. ( Lauren Walker, Newsweek, US, February 9, 2016)
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President Obama signed HR 515 into law on February 8. The law will require federal agencies to notify destination countries that registered citizens are coming to visit as well as to require the Secretary of State to add a “unique identifier”…
( CA RSOL, US, February 8, 2016)
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The International Megan's Law bill now before Congress/ a systematic effort to erode the foreign travel rights of American “registered sex offenders. (News article, David Kennerly)
See also: “HOMELAND SECURITY'S” ASSAULT ON TRAVEL and DEAD END: The International Megan's Law's Assault on Everyone's Freedom of Travel
The International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking, also known as the International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders, H.R. 515, is a bill that would require the notification of foreign governments when an American registered as a sex offender of children is going to be traveling to their country.