N.J. court tosses sex offender limits

July 15, 2008 8:34:07 AM PDT
An appeals court has rejected laws in two New Jersey towns that placed tight restrictions on where sex offenders could live.

The three-judge panel finds New Jersey's statewide Megan's Law should be the only law governing how sex offenders are treated.

The ruling upholds findings by judges who invalidated ordinances in Cherry Hill and Galloway Township. Cherry Hill, for instance, banned sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of any school, park, church or other place "where children might congregate."

You can read the court ruling in its entirety by Clicking Here.

Dozens of similar laws have been enacted in other towns. Those would also be at risk if the latest ruling stands.