Sex offender legislation has grown exponentially over the past decade and in conjunction the courts have demonstrated an unwillingness to find such legislation unconstitutional. Civil commitment, public registration, and residency restrictions have uniformly been upheld. However, how far can the courts continue this trend without stripping away the fundamental rights and interests of sex offenders. This issue is explored in light of a piece of legislation directed at banning a specific sex offender from the city parks.
Sheila T. Caplis,
Got Rights? Not if You’re a Sex Offender in the Seventh Circuit,
Seventh Circuit Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/seventhcircuitreview/vol2/iss1/5