Questioning the Deprivation of Sex Offender Rights and Opportunities

The idea that those convicted of serious crimes may, by the nature of their offenses, forfeit certain rights is well-established in our system of justice. For instance, even after completing their sentences, any felon may be prohibited from wielding a firearm, or banned from service on a jury. Sex offenders alone, however, face the almost certain prospect of registration and the vastly restrained rights such registration entails.

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