Supreme Judicial Court Rules in Favor of Plaintiff's in Lawsuit Against the Sex Offender Registry Board
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of our firm's clients in a lawsuit against the Sex Offender Registry Board. The ruling addressed several problems with the reclassification process.
The Court held that the Board had the burden of proving an offender must remain at his original level when he himself seeks to lower his classification level.
The Court also held that decisions on reclassification and termination must be made within a "reasonable" amount of time. A copy of the decision can be found here.
Here is my response to the Supreme Judicial Court regarding Wayne Chapman's case: Response.
Eric Tennen was interviewed for a story about sex offender living restrictions. You can see the video here.
Eric Tennen was interviewed to explain a procedural issue regarding registered sex offenders. The video can be found here.
As the City of Boston once again tried to put restrictions in place that would derail the annual Freedom Rally, organized by Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann), Swomley & Tennen, LLP convinced a Judge to block the City's measures and allow the rally to proceed. You can read about the details here.
Eric Tennen was interviewed as part of a Fox 25 news story on the sex offender registry. You can see the story here.
The final report of the Special Commission to Reduce Recidivism was released on May 18, 2016. Eric Tennen spoke at the commission and gave a written statement. His statement can be found on page 29. The entire report can be found here.