Federal judge dismisses IML lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the International Megan’s Law, saying the lawsuit was premature, according to a report in the Washington Post.

U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton said Friday it was also not clear yet who would be subject to the passport identifier and what form the identifier would take.

The law would place a unique identifier on the passports of people convicted of sex crimes against children. Attorney Janice Bellucci, who represented plaintiffs in the case, says she plans to mount another challenge to the law by the end of the year, perhaps in a different state.

“It really is our goal to prevent anybody’s passport from being marked with a conspicuous, unique identifier,” she said.

Read Judge Hamilton’s order to dismiss here.

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