RULING ON SEX OFFENDERS (LI laws stricken; can?t supersede state on where convicts may live)

Newsday/Yancey Roy
New York's highest court ruled yesterday that local governments cannot impose their ownconditions on where sex offenders may live, striking down a Nassau County law and effectivelyinvalidating more than 100 municipal ordinances across the state.  The Court of Appeals ruledunanimously that state law covering sex offenders supersedes any local laws and, therefore, NassauCounty overstepped its authority in 2006 when it passed a law that prohibited Level 1, the leastdangerous, sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school.  The ruling alsoeffectively 'NULLified Suffolk County's law. 
(New York)

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