A federal court ruled unconstitutional Rhode Island’s law that makes it a crime for certain sex offenders to reside within 1,000 feet of a school, saying the residency prohibition was unconstitutionally void for vagueness.

ACLU of RI cooperating attorney Labinger said: “The Court’s decision is important to our clients and the class they represent, because it means that they will not be subject to onerous and unknowable requirements as to where they can and cannot live under fear of felony prosecution.”


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