- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Three men on Michigan’s sex offender registry have settled a federal lawsuit over housing requirements that restrict where they can live.

The Grand Rapids Press reports they’d been told they couldn’t live in homes that were within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Attorney Sarah Riley Howard challenged the restriction as vague.

The settlement with the state comes after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a decision in a similar case that found Michigan had excessive restrictions.

Howard says one man was told by Grand Rapids police that he and his wife could buy a house only to be told later it fell within a school zone. The settlement calls for the state to pay Howard $40,000 for legal costs. The city settled its case for $5,000 in January.

___

Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide