Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Will Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Sex Offender Residency Case
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his office will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the recent ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court that lifts the residency restrictions for all registered sex offenders who committed their crimes before July 12, 2006 – meaning hundreds of sex offenders could live next to schools and daycares.
“I have serious concerns about how the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling will affect public safety, and in the interest of protecting Kentucky families, I will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear our case,” said Attorney General Conway.
Attorney General Conway's Office of Criminal Appeals filed a motion on October 21, 2009 with the Kentucky Supreme Court requesting that the court suspend implementation of the ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court determines whether or not it will review the Kentucky case. The motion for stay has not been ruled on by the Kentucky Supreme Court. A copy of the motion for stay is attached to this press release.
The Office of the Attorney General has until December 30, 2009 to file the certiorari motion with the U.S. Supreme Court.