Posts Tagged ‘sex offenders’

7th Circuit: Ind. can’t bar sex offenders from social media

Judges find 2008 law ‘broadly prohibits substantial protected speech rather than specifically targeting the evil of improper communications to minors.’

Part of Calif. human-trafficking initiative put on hold

Federal judge temporarily halts a provision of Proposition 35 that requires registered sex offenders to give authorities a list of their Internet providers and screen names.

Court ruling is mixed bag for sex offenders on Halloween

California town can bar offenders from opening their doors to trick-or-treaters, but they can’t be forced to post signs that read: ‘No candy or treats at this residence.’

3 sections of Neb. sex-offender law struck down

Federal judge takes issue with parts of statute limiting convicted child-sex offenders’ use of social-networking sites, other electronic communications.

Ind. Facebook ban for sex offenders upheld

‘Social networking, chat rooms, and instant messaging programs have effectively created a “virtual playground” for sexual predators to lurk,’ says federal judge.

La. governor signs bill restricting sex offenders’ library access

Measure will prohibit offenders whose victims were under 13 years old from being on public library property during certain times and on specified days.

Revised La. Facebook ban for sex offenders passed

After similar previous law was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge, lawmakers rewrote the provision, hoping tightened language could withstand judicial scrutiny.

Judge was right to invalidate sex-offender Internet law

Too broad, too vague, federal judge says of Louisiana law restricting social-media use by former sex offenders.

Court tosses La. law banning sex offenders from Facebook

Federal judge says statute, which bars certain offenders from accessing social-networking websites, is an unreasonable restriction on constitutionally protected speech.

10th Circuit rejects library ban on sex offenders

Panel finds Albuquerque failed to show its blanket ban on registered sex offenders was narrowly tailored and left open access alternatives.

Convicted sex predator committed for writing fantasies about children

Washington state man’s civil commitment as a sexually violent predator in part for his writings did not violate his First Amendment rights, a state appeals court has ruled.

Ruling: Conn. shouldn’t release info about secret sex-offender list

HARTFORD, Conn. — Details cannot be disclosed about how some convicted Connecticut sex offenders are placed on a confidential registry rather than the list available to the public, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
The court’s unanimous ruling, which will be released officially on Nov. 2, overturns a lower court in a dispute over Connecticut’s “restricted” [...]

N.H. high court: Sex offender can’t attend church

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has denied a sex offender’s request that he be allowed to attend church with a chaperone.
Jonathan Perfetto of Manchester was convicted of possessing child pornography and released from prison in 2008. Though a court ordered him to have no contact with children, he had asked to attend [...]

Sex offender asks N.H. high court to OK church attendance

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire sex offender on probation is asking the state’s highest court to allow him to go to church with a chaperone.
The case of Jonathan Perfetto marks the first time the New Hampshire Supreme Court has been asked to rule whether a probation condition that effectively bars church attendance violates constitutional [...]

Sex offenders can use libraries, says federal judge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge has barred the city of Albuquerque from enforcing an ordinance that bans sex offenders from using public libraries, saying the law, as written, violates their First Amendment rights.
The challenge to the rule was filed in 2008 by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico on behalf of a [...]

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