3-Judge Panel Approves Release Of Rapist From Sex Offender ProgramA three-judge panel has cleared a serial rapist, whose case once triggered a political firestorm, for conditional release from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, but the state Department of Human Services said Tuesday that it would appeal.
After Supreme Court Declines To Hear Minn. Sex Offender Program Case, What's Next? When the U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of Minnesota's sex offender program, which holds more than 700 people, it relieved the pressure for major near-term change.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Minnesota Sex Offender Program CaseThe U.S. Supreme Court has denied to hear the Minnesota Sex Offender Program case, effectively supporting a federal appeals court ruling that overturned a decision that the program was unconstitutional.
Attorneys Taking Sex Offender Program Case To Supreme CourtAttorneys for the more than 700 residents of Minnesota's sex offender treatment program are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court Of Appeals Affirms Man's Discharge From Sex Offender ProgramThe decision comes in the case of Eugene Kropp, 74, who was committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, also known as MSOP, in 1998 after a history of molesting boys.
Sex Offenders Renew Legal Challenge Over ConfinementLawyers for over 700 people committed indefinitely to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program are asking the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling that the program is constitutional.
Appeals Court Upholds Man's Release From Sex Offender ProgramThe state Court of Appeals upheld a judicial panel's decision to provisionally release a man from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, saying Tuesday that the evidence supports the panel's findings, despite conflicting expert opinions on the matter.
Federal Appeals Court Tosses Sex Offender Program RulingThe Federal Court of Appeals has reversed a district court ruling on Minnesota's sex offender program.
Appeals Court To Hear Arguments On Constitutionality Of Minnesota Sex Offender ProgramA federal appeals court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on whether Minnesota's program that keeps sex offenders confined indefinitely after they complete their prison sentences is unconstitutional and needs to be reformed.
Cities Across Minn. Ready For Possible Release Of Sex OffendersCities across Minnesota are bracing for the possible release of sex offenders by passing restrictions on where they can live.
Appeals Court Upholds Ruling On Minnesota Sex Offender ProgramA federal appeals court has stayed a federal judge's order requiring changes to Minnesota's sex offender program. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the temporary stay on Wednesday in a two-sentence order.
Minnesota Sex Offenders Hopeful For Release After Program Ruled UnconstitutionalSex offenders in Minnesota's high security treatment centers say they are frustrated but hopeful they can someday be released. That's after a federal judge found the program unconstitutional, and ordered the state to find ways to release sex offenders.
Judge Weighing Sex Offender Program Fate To Order Fixes SoonA federal judge who declared Minnesota's sex offender treatment program unconstitutional intends to rule in October on how the state must fix it after signaling in court Wednesday that he wouldn't move to shut it down entirely. Judge Donovan Frank and attorneys in a 4-year-old class-action lawsuit debated how far the court can go in shaping regulations for an indefinite confinement program housing more than 700 offenders deemed a continuing risk to society.
Courtroom Debate Resumes Over Fate Of Sex Offender ProgramLawyers arguing over the structure of Minnesota's sex offender confinement program are back in federal court as a judge determines what has to change and how soon.
Attorneys For Sex Offenders Propose List Of Program ChangesAttorneys for more than 700 sex offenders committed to Minnesota's secure treatment program have proposed a long list of remedies to the judge who declared the program unconstitutional.