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Today, more than two years after declining to rule on a law restricting where paroled sex offenders can live, the California Supreme Court agreed to again hear the case. ---Passed by voters in November 2006, Jessica's Law includes ... more

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A San Diego judge has ruled that Jessica's Law's residency restrictions-which ban all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park-are unconstitutional. For now, the ruling applies only to four petitioners, all r... more

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At a March 30 town-hall meeting, someone in the audience asked state Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher whether the law he's proposing, prompted by the murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King, would apply to all registered sex offenders. more

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It was as predictable as the new reality of rainfall every weekend in San Diego: A state lawmaker was sure to make camp in the spotlight amid the grief and anger over the apparent murder of two teenage girls and vow to spearhead sweeping ch... more

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The Watchdog Institute's findings are based on a flawed interpretation of Jessica's Law, the 2006 referendum that, among other things, placed lifetime residence restrictions on California's sex offenders. more

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Shortly before California's sex-offender registry went public, a reporter and cameraman ambushed “Mike” (he asked that his real name not be disclosed) outside his apartment. more

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Most people reading this will remember when there were no public sex-offender registries—no online portals where you can type in your address and find out if a sex offender is living nearby or sign up to receive an e-mail alert when one mov... more

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“Thomas” is one of roughly 3,500 parolees (according to January numbers) who have to wear a GPS device around the ankle. He's asked that nothing be included in this story that might identify him to his parole officer—such as his age, where ... more

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