A Stitch in Haste says:
In any case, expect many more of these new "get out the vote" anti-sex-offender amendments in future elections — by both parties. Also expect the courts, eventually, to start deciding where the line between "it's all about the children" ends and "irrational due process violation" begins.
Banishment laws turn a problem into someone else's problem. More importantly, they inhibit rehabilitation, increasing the likelihood that the banished offender will return to crime. Keeping offenders under close supervision near their friends, families, jobs, and treatment providers is a better way to protect society from recidivists.