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The Unconstitutionality and Inefficacy of Sex Offender Residency Laws

General Material
Published Date
January, 2008

The goal of this three part article is to 'promote a cogent dialogue regarding the upper bounds of their effectiveness and constitutionality in order to provide a framework for future legislation." Part I examines existing and potential constitutional challenges to various state residency laws. Part II discusses the policy concerns and considerations of creating or expanding sex offender residency laws. Part III examines the political causes and ramifications of the residency laws and explains the need for a Supreme Court decision establishing the constitutional limit of residency laws.