NARSOL v. Stein Update

We wanted to give you a quick update on the NARSOL v. Stein case that affects all North Carolinians on the sex offender registry. Civil lawsuits navigating through the federal courts take time. There are many motions by both sides, which may prolong the case from moving forward. 
However, the case is still active, and NARSOL, as well as NCRSOL, continue to exercise our right to fight on your behalf. On March 19, 2020, the state attorneys asked for an Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Motion and  Amend Scheduling Order. Such motions are a standard procedure used to ensure both sides meet all its criteria ensuring a fair hearing of the evidence. 
Despite all the technicalities of law, this case has reached a judge for his decision. In light of the Covid-19 virus, that decision could be significantly delayed until standard court operations resume. Therefore, once NCRSOL has been informed, we will keep our readers informed. 
Please do your part to support NCRSOL and NARSOL. Court litigation does not come cheap. The cases we push forward have a more exceptional impact on the registry community not only in North Carolina but potentially all over our nation. NCRSOL utilizes funding only when credible attorneys have advised us that we have a compelling avenue at winning the case. 
Our mission is to end the registry. Won’t you support us to make that dream a reality? 

Dwayne Daughtry

Dwayne is NCRSOL's Executive Director.

8 thoughts on “NARSOL v. Stein Update

  • February 13, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    What is status on this case?

    • February 13, 2022 at 9:43 pm

      Still waiting for a decision from the Middle District.

      • October 5, 2022 at 11:20 am

        NARSOL v. Stein lawsuit still active?

        • October 5, 2022 at 11:33 am

          Still active. Still in Judge Biggs’ hands. Just checked the docket and there has been no action since June, 2021.

          • October 20, 2022 at 2:31 pm

            are both NARSOL v Stein Case no 1:18-cv-597 and NARSOL v Stein Case no 1:17-cv-53 still active or just one?

          • October 20, 2022 at 5:22 pm

            It’s the same case but was refiled as amended in 2018 when it was assigned a new number. Still active. Still pending. Waiting for a decision from Judge Biggs.

  • March 26, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Mr. Daughtry, A case in the 4th Circuit was just published and posted today, US v. Wass having to do with SORNA and convictions pre and post SORNA. I have read most of it and am curious as to the future application to convictions prior to the enactment of SORNA, and what effect if any will this case have on the recent Michigan case?
    Thank you

    • March 26, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      Please join Larry and Janice Bellucci of ACSOL for a special NARSOL in Action News Alert call on Sunday afternoon, March 29, 4 – 6 eastern time. A week ago, NARSOL put out a press release calling for all in-person verification checks of registrants to be suspended during the Coronavirus health crisis. On our blog we are giving daily updates of where this is being done and where in-person visits are still required. Ms. Bellucci will be giving updates about lawsuits in California that ACSOL has filed against three specific cities for still insisting on in-person visits, putting registrants, law enforcement, and the families of all at risk. We hope with this call to identify states where this is still a major problem and to encourage others to seek attorneys and file similar suits.

      We will also be giving an update on the status of our national conference.

      As usual, even though not required, we ask that you register your intention to attend so we will have an idea of how many callers to expect.

      The phone number is 605 313-5169, followed by 957605#. You may call in directly with a telephone or, if you have a speaker and microphone or a headset with a mic, you may access the call through your computer by going to and following the on-screen directions for inputting the number and the code.

      We also are going to live stream the call on You Tube. There won’t be any video, just an audio stream, so you can try this if you’d rather not call in. You can use your Roku or ChromeCast and have the call played over your TV.


      Keep in mind, responses provided on the program are merely intended to offer guidance and should not be construed as legal advice. We cannot cover the specifics of any individual’s situation sufficiently to know what the most prudent course of action is, so NARSOL advises all participants to consult with an attorney in their jurisdictions to determine the best course of action.


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