State Supreme Court refuses to suspend sex offender ruling

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- 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.

Associated Press

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