SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has ruled that a restriction passed by California voters on how close sex offenders can live to parks and schools is unconstitutional.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Superior Court Judge Michael Wellington found Friday that parts of Jessica's Law violate parolees' rights to travel and privacy.
The law passed in 2006 forbids sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park where children gather.
Wellington said the restrictions must not apply to four offenders who challenged the law in court, and gave prison and parole officials 120 days to make sure the provisions comply with state guidelines on government regulations.
It was not immediately clear how it would affect other offenders in San Diego County.
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