Court strikes down NC presence restrictions

A three-judge panel has affirmed a lower court ruling that portions of North Carolina’s law restricting where registered sex offenders can be is unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued its decision on Wednesday. In this case, the statute in question made it a Class H felony (punishable by “a presumptiveContinue reading “Court strikes down NC presence restrictions”

Nebraska case cited in decision against NC presence restrictions

A federal judge has ruled that parts of North Carolina’s law restricting where registered sex offenders may be is unconstitutional. The judge relied on several precedents – including the 2012 Doe v. Nebraska decision – to find that those restrictions violate the First Amendment by preventing people from doing things like going to polling places orContinue reading “Nebraska case cited in decision against NC presence restrictions”