LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court in Las Vegas won’t hear arguments about a sex offender registry until the Nevada Supreme Court considers constitutional questions raised by lawyers representing 17 unnamed plaintiffs.
Court officials said Monday the Tuesday hearing in Clark County District Court was canceled.
Three state high court justices issued a last-second order July 1 blocking immediate publication of some 5,200 registered sex offenders’ names under a long-fought community notification law.
The state law passed in 2007 allows the Nevada Sexual Offenders Registry to post the names to comply with the 2006 federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers argue the listing represents double-jeopardy punishment, treats offenders unevenly, unfairly reclassifies people, and there’s no method to correct errors.
They say any mistakes publishing offenders’ names can’t be undone.
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