Wisconsin cities sued over residency restrictions

Several cities in southeast Wisconsin face lawsuits over harsh residency restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, for registered sex offenders to find a place to live.

The plaintiffs’ attorneys, Adele Nicholas and Mark Weinberg, have already won one lawsuit against restrictions in one town, and hope to force others to change or repeal their ordinances.

The attorneys argue the vast child safety zones municipalities have adopted constitute banishment, and that banishment is unconstitutional.

Read more about the Wisconsin lawsuits here.

Whether courts ultimately hold residency restrictions to be constitutional or not, remember they are bad public policy.

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