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CT: Law would bar sex offenders from most public spaces

NAUGATUCK – Registered sex offenders will no longer be allowed on most borough-owned property. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that bans any person convicted of a sexual offense from frequenting borough-owned parks, schools, playgrounds, recreation centers, event centers, pools, gyms, sports fields, trails, passive recreational areas, open space land, or sports facilities. The ordinance…

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VT: City won’t fight sex offender ruling

The Board of Aldermen will not challenge a superior court’s decision that strikes down a city ordinance restricting where convicted sex offenders can live in Rutland. … Hoar’s ruling said Rutland had “not meaningfully articulated” the danger posed by sex offenders and said the city “declares plaintiffs nuisances for no discernible activity but drawing breath.” “What the city has done…

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WI: Sun Prairie alders eye changes to ordinance after threats of lawsuit

Convicted sex offenders are threatening to file lawsuits over an ordinance that restricts where they can live in the City of Sun Prairie. City officials plan to head off litigation by considering changes to the city ordinance next week. It’s something other Wisconsin municipalities dealt with this year after a federal court ruled that ordinances restricting where convicted sex offenders…

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