Strict Miami-Dade Sex Offender law to Remain in Place
Posted on Friday, Sept. 18,2009 Miamiherald.com
By: Julie Brown
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida failed to persuade a Miami-Dade judge to undo strict local ordinances that forced a group of convicted sex offenders to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. In the suit, filed against Miami-Dade County, the ACLU argued Thursday that the county’s ordinance banning sex predators from living within 2,500 feet of schools conflicts with a 1,000-feet state statute. The ACLU claimed there was an “implied preemption” by the Legislature that local municipalities’ ordinances would fall in line with the state’s law. Read More…
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