New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Towns Cannot Ban Where Sex Offenders Live

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    NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that towns cannot ban sex offenders from living near schools, parks, or other places where children gather.

    The court struck down two municipal ordinances that restricted where convicted sex offenders could live, a ruling that invalidates similar laws in more than 100 other towns across the state.

    The two cases, Cherry Hill and Galloway townships in southern New Jersey, highlighted Megan's Law, the landmark 1994 state legislation that requires convicted sex offenders to register their whereabouts with law enforcement.

    The broader issue, though, centered on whether towns have the authority to pass ordinances that may conflict with state laws.

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    Aside from the obvious risk to children this will send property values plummeting. I predict sex offenders being harassed shunned.
     

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