Sentencing Law and Policy has a post discussing a new article on SSRN entitled: Banishment of Sex Offenders: Individual Liberties, National Rights and the Dormant Commerce Clause, Environmental Justice, and Alternatives. You can view the article here.
The Denver Post has an interesting article discussing the problems involved with "implementing some of the requirements of the [Adam Walsh Act] — such as making the names and addresses of juvenile sex offenders available on the Internet." Specifically, the article mentions that Colorado state officials have "met for more than a year to decide whether to comply with the Adam Walsh Act by July or lose $240,000 in federal funding," which the article states "may be worth losing the money since it could cost more to fulfill the law's requirements."
The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a sex offender "was not discriminated against when he was charged with violating a residency rule that he claimed was not in effect when he bought his house." The man, who was convicted in 1997 as a sex offender, bought a home within 2,000 feet of a school in 2005. He was later charged for violating the residency restrictions, but he argued that "there was a federal court injunction in effect when he purchased the house." You may view the decision here. HT: How Appealing.