Monday, April 7, 2008

Sex offender laws struck down

Nevada/ Las Vegas Sun: Juvenile sex offender laws struck down — for now.
...the constitutionality of Nevada’s new sex offender laws as they apply to juveniles — The judge ruled the juvenile sex offender laws Nevada adopted with the passage of Assembly Bill 579 are unconstitutional. The laws being challenged in AB 579 are based on the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, signed into law by President Bush in July 2006. ....expects the laws will not be enforced until the Supreme Court hears the appeals. The state’s high court is not expected to rule on the case before July 1. The new laws, Voy agreed, are unconstitutional because they violate due process.