Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court to consider fairness of child-abuse registry

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120903/NEWS01/309030052/Kentucky-Supreme-Court-consider-fairness-child-abuse-registry?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1



"A person doesn’t have to be convicted or charged with a crime to be listed."

"The North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2010 ruled that state’s registry unconstitutional because it didn’t give suspected abusers enough opportunity to defend themselves, forcing the state to temporarily stop releasing information about the 8,000 people on its list."
"In California, a federal appeals court ruled that state’s system invalid in 2008 because it didn’t provide a way for innocent people to clear their names."