Kentucky Supreme Court Prevents Sex Offender From Taking Bar Exam

Guy Padraic Hamilton-Smith was convicted on a child pornography charge in 2007


Guy Padraic Hamilton-Smith graduated in the top third of his law school class at the University of Kentucky, but the state Supreme Court blocked him from taking the bar exam because he is a registered sex offender.

In the first case of its kind in Kentucky, the court rejected Hamilton-Smith's bid and a move by the state Office of Bar Admissions to create and endorse a blanket rule that would have kept all registered sex offenders from gaining access to the bar.

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  1. I have a pretty in depth analysis of sex offender recidivism for new sex crimes which can be seen at: http://childhood-destroyed-for.....ders.html.

    The best estimate from the analysis results are:
    Years from Release : Most Likely Case Recidivism : Error Margin
    0 : 4.00% : (-2.66%; +6.00%)
    1 : 2.55% : (-2.16%; +5.16%)
    2 : 1.63% : (-1.51%; +4.32%)
    3 : 1.04% : (-1.00%; +3.55%)
    4 : 0.66% : (-0.65%; +2.87%)
    5 : 0.42% : (-0.42%; +2.30%)
    6 : 0.27% : (-0.27%; +1.83%)

    I have an analysis of dozens of studies from 7 different states covering 56,006 released sex offenders and their recidivism for new sex crimes. Pick one of the seven states and let us examine the results in detail. If you are correct, you should be able to prove your argument from the government's reports. Which state would you like to discuss the report for first; Ohio (8.3%), Arizona (3.25%), Minnesota (10%), California (three studies 3.35%, 4.05% and when technical offenses were removed 1.34%), Washington (3.72%), Maine (5.10%), New York (2.10% which takes into account 24 studies), which one would you like to begin with?

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