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"Decriminalization Of Sex Work Key To Safety, Harm Reduction, Utah Sex Workers Say," by Tamsen Maloy, Utah Public Radio, November 19, 2020
"Biden’s Education Department Will Move Fast to Reverse Betsy DeVos’s Policies," by Erica L. Green, New York Times, November 13, 2020
"Seventh Circuit Examines Lifetime GPS Tracking of Sex Offenders," by Joe Kelly, Courthouse News Service, September 18, 2020
"Newsom signs legislation changing sex offender law in California," by Rebecca Klar, The Hill, September 13, 2020
"Convicted of Sex Crimes, but With No Victims," by Michael Winerip, New York Times, August 26, 2020
"Feds release nationwide sex offender registry regulation," by Michael Balsamo, Washington Post, August 17, 2020
"Inside the surveillance software tracking child porn offenders across the globe," by Olivia Solon, NBC News, July 17, 2020
"The Rape Kit’s Secret History," by Pagan Kennedy, New York Times, June 17, 2020
"Federal Judge Blocks Michigan From Enforcing State's Sex Offender Registry 'Until COVID-19 Crisis Has Ended'," by Dawn R. Wolfe, The Appeal, April 09, 2020
"Sex Offender Registry Requirements Leave Some Facing Stark Choices As Coronavirus Risks Grow ," by Dawn R. Wolfe, The Appeal, April 03, 2020
"One Shot at Deregistering, NJ Court Tells Sex Offenders," by Emilee Larkin, Courthouse News Service, March 18, 2020
"My Prediction On The Harvey Weinstein Verdict, And Why The Prosecution Already Won Even If There’s An Acquittal," by Toni Messina, Above the Law, February 18, 2020
"Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Is Identifying Child Victims of Abuse," by Kashmir Hill and Gabriel J.X. Dance, New York Times, February 10, 2020
"A Prosecutor’s Misguided Attempt To Get More Sexual Assault Convictions ," by Sarah Lustbader, The Appeal, February 03, 2020