Orange County, Calif., cities that enacted residency restriction laws for former sex offenders now are rushing to repeal those bans under the threat of lawsuits and unfavorable court rulings.
Latest community to repeal residency restrictions is Laguna Hills. Fullerton may soon follow.
Research has long established that residency restrictions simply do not protect anyone, yet politicians continue to promote them because they think that’s one way to curry favor with voters.
Here is background on the Orange County situation.