SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO ‘MEGAN’S LAW’ LISTS
In the second case the Supreme Court will hear involving lists meant to keep tabs on potentially dangerous sex criminals, the court agreed Monday to consider a constitutional challenge to some registries of known sex offenders. The court will hear an appeal from Connecticut, where a federal judge stuck down the state's sex offender registry last year because the judge found that the law violated the constitutional rights of past offenders. Their names were placed on the list without a chance to prove they are no longer dangerous to society. The New York based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, and the registry is no longer publicly available.