Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Minnesota sex offender case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to Minnesota’s sex offender civil commitment program. The decision leaves open the question whether Minnesota politicians will make needed, and promised reforms to the program. 

While state leaders vowed to continue making changes to the program, others noted that pressure from the court to do so is now gone. 

“In the absence of compulsion by the federal court, it seems unlikely that they are going to make any changes (to the program) because the political leadership in this state wants these folks locked up,” said Dan Gustafson, an attorney for the residents. 

Gustafson said he’s disappointed in the decision, but also disappointed for the “administration of justice, because that suffered a setback today.”

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