Court Puts Internet Disclosures for CA Sex Offenders on Constitutional Ice

SocialTimes reported yesterday that the ACLU and EFF had sued to block enforcement of parts of Prop 35, now California law, that limit registered sex offenders’ Internet activity.

The court has offered a temporary restraining order in the case, putting the provisions in question on hold until the court can make a decision on their constitutionality. To grant a restraining order, the court must believe the suit has a reasonable chance to succeed on its merits and that permanent harm will stem from enforcing it while the suit is decided.

The next step is a hearing, currently scheduled for November 20, in which the court will decide whether to strike down the law permanently.

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