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Alabama Court Finds the Community Notification Act Unconstitutionally Infringed on Rapist’s Right to Marry Victim  

Author:  Staff Editors.

Source: Volume 09, Number 06, August/September 2004 , pp.88-89(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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Alabama’s Community Notification Act is arbitrarily broad, because its practical effect is to create a conclusive presumption that there are no circumstances under which it might be appropriate for a convicted sex offender to interact with his victim. This column discusses the background of the case resulting in this conclusion: L.N. v. State, __ So.2d__, 2002 WL 31399425 (Ala. Crim. App. 2002).

Keywords: blanket residency restriction must give way to [J.]’s constitutionally protected right to marry

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