October 25, 2014

NYC Politicians Urge State to Ban Sex Offenders from Library Children’s Rooms

New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. of Queens have asked the New York state legislature to pass a law barring sex offenders from children’s reading rooms in libraries.

Update: LA Enacts Library Sex Offender Ban

This story has been updated to include the governor’s signature. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill to limit access to that state’s public libraries by sex offenders, according to local news station WDSU. The law applies only to those offenders whose victims were under 13 years of age. Library boards will have […]

Appeals Court Finds Library Sex Offender Ban Unconstitutional

By Michelle Lee Libraries that ban all sex offenders from using their facilities should take note: it could be overturned in court. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver last month affirmed an earlier ruling by New Mexico federal district court that found the city of Albuquerque’s 2008 law, which banned all sex offenders […]