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June 2009     MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 182: Predators' Net

 
 

Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

1. Study the CLE article.

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer.

3. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced. Mail the answer sheet and the $15 testing fee ($20 for non-LACBA members) to:

Los Angeles Lawyer
MCLE Test
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055 

Make checks payable to Los Angeles Lawyer.

4. You can also fill in the test form and submit it directly to LACBA by clicking "Submit." To submit your test answers online you will need to pay by credit card. After submitting your answers you will be presented with a screen requesting payment information. This information will be submitted in a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please print this answer sheet and submit your responses by regular mail.

5. Within six weeks, Los Angeles Lawyer will return your test with the correct answers, a rationale for the correct answers, and a certificate verifying the CLE credit you earned through this self-assessment activity.

6. For future reference, please retain the CLE test materials returned to you.

 
 Test Sheet
 
 

Mark your answers to the test by clicking next to your choice.  All questions must be answered.  Each question has only one answer. This test is worth 1 hour of credit.*

1. The national sex offender Web site, launched 10 years ago, is being revamped in the wake of new legislation.
 True.
 False.

2. The Adam Walsh Act was named for the abducted and murdered child of John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted and an advocate for missing children.
 True.
 False.

3. One of the most significant provisions of the AWA is SORNA, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
 True.
 False.

4. States that do not comply with the AWA will lose 10 percent of their Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds for each year of noncompliance.
 True.
 False.

5. It will cost California close to $10 million just to comply with the AWA in 2009.
 True.
 False.

6. A Justice Policy Institute study found that in all 50 states, first-year costs to implement the AWA will far exceed the financial cost of losing 10 percent of their government grants allocated for law enforcement and drug laws.
  True.
 False.

7. States are not allowed to create more stringent requirements for sex offenders than those provided by the AWA.
 True.
 False.

8. Under SORNA, offenders must register in all jurisdictions where they live, work, and attend school.
 True.
 False.

9. Under SORNA, Tier I offenders, including those convicted of possessing child pornography, are required to register for life.
 True.
 False.

10. Circuit courts disagree on whether the AWA should apply to sex offenders convicted before the AWA was enacted.
 True.
 False.

11. It is a federal offense for offenders to fail to register within three days after changing their home address, work, or school.
 True.
 False.

12. On February 28, 2007, the U.S. attorney general issued an order stating that SORNA applies retroactively to all sex offenders.
 True.
 False.

13. In United States v. Dixon, the Seventh Circuit held that sex offenders who traveled interstate before the AWA was enacted are still subject to the federal offense of failure to register because they pose a danger to the public no matter when they travel.
 True.
 False.

14. The Ninth Circuit ruled that SORNA applies retroactively to California sex offenders.
 True.
 False.

15. The AWA creates the Jimmy Ryce Civil Commitment Program, the first federal program to commit sexually dangerous people.
 True.
 False.

16. The government cannot move to commit an offender who has completed his or her prison sentence.
 True.
 False.

17. Prisoners are afforded free legal representation for a hearing under the Civil Commitment Program.
 True.
 False.

18. The Fourth Circuit, in United States v. Comstock, held that Congress exceeded its power under the commerce clause when it created the Civil Commitment Program.
 True.
 False.

19. Offenders have argued that the Civil Commitment Program violates due process because the AWA permits the government to detain inmates past their release dates without bail and without the right to a prompt postdeprivation hearing.
 True.
 False.

20. In advance of the AWA compliance deadline, federal courts are in agreement on how to implement the new law.
 True.
 False.

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Before clicking the Submit button, please verify that all questions have been answered. An error message will appear if not all questions are answered.

* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.

 


 
  
 

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