Mass. Supreme Court strikes down residency laws; Compares them to Japanese internment camps
This morning the highest court in Massachusetts struck down residency restrictions in Lynn, Massachusetts! Kudos to the ACLU of Massachusetts who filed suit to challenge the law in 2012. National RSOL was right beside them—criticizing the law in a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief and joined by the Florida Action Committee, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and two sex offender treatment groups–the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.
This decision will affect the application of residency restrictions in dozens of communities in Massachusetts.
Read the report from the ACLU; this includes links to the decision and to the amicus brief that RSOL and FAC participated in.
These are just the beginning of the media reports:
We are, naturally, excited over this. We have seen similar successes in California and New Hampshire.
We are cautiously optimistic that the dominoes may really be starting to fall.