February 18

New York court rules state sex offender law trumps municipal ordinances

The New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that state laws governing the residency restrictions for sex offenders take precedence over local municipal ordinances. In People v. Diack, the court ruled unanimously that the state’s regulations are sufficient in prohibiting high-level sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of places where children are likely to gather, such as parks and schools.
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