SEEKING LIMITS ON MEGAN’S LAWS (Case-by-case vs. automatic listing)

The Supreme Court said it will decide whether to force states to evaluate cases individually before listing former sex offenders on registries meant to help people keep tabs on offenders living or working nearby.  The court's ruling on Megan's Laws in more than 20 states, not including New York, could mean separate hearings to determine the risk posed by a sex criminal who has completed a prison sentence.