Class Action Suit Filed to Remove Women Still on Sex Offender Registry June 28, By WWAV On June 27, , our allies at the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a class action lawsuit to remove the more than people who are still unconstitutionally on the sex offender registry list in Louisiana. As New Times discovered earlier this year, there isn't a subject touchier than the laws outlining the rights — or lack thereof — of sex offenders. The uptick of laws determining where sex offenders can and cannot go, along with the rise and ubiquity of information on the sex offender registry, has created a tricky balance between the rights of the many against the rights of the few. Despite denying an offender’s petition for immediate release, U.S. District Judge Donavan Frank noted that he planned to expedite a class-action challenge of the current sex offender program’s constitutionality. Frank has been a staunch critic of Minnesota’s current .
A long-running class action over the constitutionally of Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders has come to an end. He cited a decision by the 8th U. Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned his earlier declaration that the program was unconstitutional because few people had ever been released from it. Supreme Court then declined to hear the case. The sex offender class action law suit
claims dealt mostly with allegations of other rights violations, which had been put on hold.