Doe v. Miami-Dade

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From Bill Dobbs:

A win in the 11th Circuit! Miami-Dade in Florida is infamous for encampments of homeless individuals who are on the sex offense registry; permanent housing is very scarce for them because of ‘residency restrictions.’ Despite national and international media attention to bad Florida laws that had people living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway—courts haven’t been much help. Now there is an interesting development: A lawsuit in federal court challenging those residency restrictions had been dismissed. A federal appeals court, however, just *reversed* that dismissal and sent the case back to the original court for further proceedings. I don’t see any news reporting yet but below is the court’s ruling, also a 2014 Miami Herald story for background. Congrats to John Doe #1, John Doe #2, John Doe #3, Florida Action Committee, and the legal eagles at the ACLU of Florida as well as Brandon Buskey of the national ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project based in NYC.

US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1:15-cv 23933: Opinion and Order Filed Sept. 23, 2016

ACLU Sues Over Rule On Where Sex Offenders Can Live in Miami-Dade

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