Blanket CA Limits On Sex Offender Residences Voided By High Court


The California Supreme Court decided unanimously that blanket statewide restrictions on where sex offenders may live violate the constitutional rights of parolees in San Diego County and potentially elsewhere, reports the Los Angeles Times. The residential limits, passed by voters in 2006 as Jessica’s Law, bar registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children gather, regardless of whether the crimes involved children. Sex offenders in San Diego challenged the restrictions, saying that they made it impossible to find a place to live.

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