Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Second Lawsuit Challenges Nebraska Sex Offender Law

journalstar.com : Second lawsuit challenges Nebraska sex offender law.

Omaha - A second lawsuit has been filed seeking to keep a new Nebraska law from adding to the restrictions on sex offenders in January.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court on Friday by an unnamed Lincoln man, comes on the heels of another lawsuit challenging the law. A two-day hearing on the first lawsuit, filed by a group of sex offenders and their family members and employers, is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Omaha.

The new law will lengthen the amount of time someone would have to register as a sex offender.

The unnamed man who filed the lawsuit on Friday claims, among other things, that extending the registry is unconstitutional because he has already been punished for his crime.

Download complaint here.