Fallout from KY court decision about sex offender ruling

UPDATE: The fallout continues from a state supreme court decision, saying many convicted sex offenders can live wherever they want.

Tuesday, the Fayette County Sheriff, along with the Lexington Sex Offender Task Force and Mayor Jim Newberry will discuss how they'll handle the ruling.

Sheriff Kathy Whitt says she's concerned about the decision for a number of reasons.

Why she says she's worried an influx of sex offenders will moved into this area, tonight on 27 NEWSFIRST.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court on Monday
denied the state's request to suspend its recent ruling which
loosened restrictions on where convicted sex offenders may live.
Attorney General Jack Conway last week asked the state's supreme court to delay implementation of the ruling while the decision was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The state Supreme Court ruled on Oct. 1 that Kentucky's law was
unconstitutional because it also applied to sex offenders who were
convicted before the law was on the books. The law barred sex
offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, daycare
centers, playgrounds and other places where children congregate.
An order from the Kentucky court Monday says its ruling would
remain in effect during an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-11-02-09 1816EST


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