Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tougher Sex-Offender Law 'Goes Too Far'.(Final)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

A state district judge on Friday halted Albuquerque's strict new sex offender law, calling it unconstitutional.

"I have to say that from all the cases that I've read and the arguments that I've heard, I don't think that I have any choice but to conclude this ordinance goes too far," said Bernalillo County District Judge Ted Baca.

Baca granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the ordinance known as the Sexual Offender Alert Program. A temporary restraining order was previously granted by another state court judge. …

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