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Legal Notes on Georgia and The South

SCHR Sex Offender Suit

Posted by Maggie on August 20, 2007

As promised, I did the tiniest bit of digging to find out more about the lawsuit challenging Georgia’s 1000-foot rule for sex offenders.  It’s being litigated by the Southern Center for Human Rights and they have helpfully put up an information page with updates on the case as well as a listserv. They’ve also got a link to the most recent order in the case, a response to the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss. While the Judge seems pretty sympathetic on some claims, others seem to be dismissed without much thought. Personally, I think he was too harsh on some of these claims and should allow the facts to play out. But he does helpfully suggest ways to amend the complaint to allow some claims to go forward.

I’ve joined the listserv and will provide updates when I get them.


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