Sex offenders sue Minnesota city over restrictions

Cities that pass Draconian sex offender ordinances that amount to banishment should expect to be challenged, as is the case with the city of Dayton, Minnesota, which is being sued by three registered sex offenders who say the city’s ordinance is unconstitutional. The men are challenging a far-reaching 2016 ordinance that bars convicted sex offenders from livingContinue reading “Sex offenders sue Minnesota city over restrictions”

Former Minnesota sex offender challenges residency restrictions

From the website, a case to watch in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Nebraska. A man is challenging residence restrictions in West St. Paul, Minnesota. On Oct. 2, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari in Snyder v Doe, a decision from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court ofContinue reading “Former Minnesota sex offender challenges residency restrictions”

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 soContinue reading “Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Minnesota sex offender case”