The judge’s ruling is absolutely correct. Any time a civil liberty or constitutional right is at stake, the burden of proof should always be on the state. They need to be made to prove a positive rather than requiring the accused to prove a negative. I noted a female judge dissented. Why do so many women seem to have a “Screw you!” approach toward sex offenders and their rights?
Any law that would take a fundamental civil liberty like freedom itself should automatically have to be evaluated by the “Strict Scrutiny” standard.