FRANKFORT - 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 (Contact) 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.
- When something is ruled unconstitutional, then it is to NOT be enforced, until other appeals, etc, not the other way around!
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.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution, Bill of Rights)