Trick or Treat (or Abduction?)

Did you see this?

Virginia is trying to keep its registered sex offenders from giving out candy to trick or treaters. The story says that it can require the sex offenders to attend a meeting from dusk until 9 p.m. or it can require the sex offenders to keep their porch lights off and not give out candy.

Maybe I'm not up on the caselaw, but I'm pretty sure that when the Supreme Court reviewed the constitutionality of Megan's Law statutes, it didn't anticipate that offenders wouldn't be allowed to turn their porch light on.

My prediction for Monday's news: Sex offender is coming home from his mandatory meeting, and trips on his porch steps because his light was out, as mandated by the Virginia Department of Corrections. Personal injury lawyers, prepare to hand out your business cards.

1 comment:

  1. C'mon, you've read my blawg - you should know we don't worry about silly little things like the constitution in Virginia.