Monday, July 10, 2006

Sex Offender Law

The City of Ogdensburg (the only city in St. Lawrence County) is moving forward with a proposed local law that imposes additional requirements on sex offenders.

I have no opinion on the merits of the law itself, but the section regarding "loiter" seems like it's going to be a good hook for First Amendment suits, due to the vagueness.

Text from the
Sunday, July 09, 2006

The law would also would limit where all sex offenders can loiter and calls for contractors employed by the city to conduct background checks on employees who will be working around children during a project. The city also would conduct background checks on its employees who may work around children.


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