The Volokh Conspiracy has a post discussing a new California bill which "would impose a tax on the sale of, or the storage, use, or other consumption of, tangible personal property that is adult material, as defined, in this state at a rate of 25%." Eugene Volokh thinks that the tax would likely be unconstitutional, as "the law targets not just unprotected and illegal obscenity, but also constitutionally protected pornography."
Tennessee sex offenders will soon be "required to register any e-mail address, user name or instant message screen name, along with their given name, place of residence and any crime for which they’ve been charged." Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen signed legislation requiring that information after the bill passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. The new law becomes effective July 1.
The Arizona Daily Star has an article discussing the use of GPS ankle bracelets for tracking registered sex offenders. According to the article, probation officers are able to download data whenever they want to check where a defendant has been and whether they're keeping to their pre-approved schedules. Also, officers can "sit at a computer screen to watch a probationer move from place to place in real-time."
The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is "renewing its effort against ordinances that limit where sexual offenders can live." The NHCLU has filed motions in state district court arguing that a city ordinance which bans registered sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of a school or day-care center violates the state constitution.