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Jessica'S Law

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

Jan 3, 2013 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

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

Feb 18, 2011 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

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Feb 2, 2011 12:00 AM News

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Sep 1, 2010 12:00 AM News

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

Apr 6, 2010 12:00 AM News

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

Mar 9, 2010 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Dec 22, 2009 12:00 AM News

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

Dec 8, 2009 12:00 AM News

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

Apr 15, 2008 12:00 AM News

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

Apr 15, 2008 12:00 AM News

“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

Apr 15, 2008 12:00 AM News

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