California Supreme Court Rejects Blanket Enforcement of Sex Offender Law

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In a 7-0 decision on Monday, California's Supreme Court ruled that the state cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders in San Diego County from living within 2,000 feet of a park or a school. The ruling says that this type of blanket enforcement of Jessica's Law infringes on parolees' liberty and does not actually protect children. The decision is expected to change enforcement of Jessica's Law throughout the state.


Tom Tobin, vice chair of the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) and a licensed clinical psychologist

George Runner, vice chair of the State Board of Equalization and co-author of Jessica's Law

Michael Rushford, president of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a nonprofit law organization dedicated to the rights of crime victims and the criminally accused