Proposition 83 is unconstitutional

That didn’t take too long.

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of key provisions of Proposition 83, the ballot measure passed overwhelmingly by voters that’s meant to crack down on sex offenders, including limiting where they may live.U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, ruling on a lawsuit filed a day after the election, said the measure “is punitive by design and effect” and likely unconstitutional.

[The Sacramento Bee]

  3 comments for “Proposition 83 is unconstitutional

  1. November 10, 2006 at 7:13 am

    damn straight.

  2. Publius
    November 10, 2006 at 8:27 am

    I just with we could change the initiative process to have this judicial review before it goes on the ballot. That might reduce the voter fatigue with a long ballot and keep folks from putting clearly unconstitutional stuff on the ballot in an effort to turnout a particular type of voter for other races.

  3. November 10, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    I opposed 83, but it would have been nice to know we coulda tracked Haidl via satellite til the end of his days.

    “He’s a-comin this way! Hide the pool cues and stub out your cigarettes!”

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