Sex offender residency restrictions

An Allegheny County law that excludes convicted sex offenders from living virtually anywhere in the County except forested hilltops and a few high-income areas.

Court/Assoc.: Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Attorneys/Firms: EJ Strassburger, Don Driscoll, Vic Walczak, Sara Rose

The ACLU of Pennsylvania and the PA Institutional Law Project filed a lawsuiton October 6, 2008, challenging an Allegheny County law that excludes convicted sex offenders from living virtually anywhere in the County except forested hilltops and a few high-income areas. One of the principal arguments is that Allegheny County’s law interferes with the state’s Megan’s Law and thereby undermines monitoring, rehabilitation and public-safety efforts by state and county probation and parole agencies.

 

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