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 repealContinue reading “Wisconsin cities sued over residency restrictions”

Wisconsin court says GPS monitor not punishment

A Wisconsin court has ruled that lifetime GPS monitoring is not punishment. Paul Strubas writes for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Oh, I’m sure they suck. They might chafe. They could cause blisters. They will cramp your style, keep you out of swimming pools, cause a funny-looking bulge in your nylons, spoil your suntan, tether youContinue reading “Wisconsin court says GPS monitor not punishment”

Judge rules Wisconsin residency restriction ordinance unconstitutional

A federal judge relied on facts in striking down an ordinance that made most of the town of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, off-limits to registered sex offenders. The ruling by U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller is reported in the Kenosha News. In granting summary judgment to the nine plaintiffs, Stadtmueller found the village imposed restrictions onContinue reading “Judge rules Wisconsin residency restriction ordinance unconstitutional”