DENTON COUNTY — The fight over sex offender laws has come to Denton County in a big way. And it isn’t the only place. Five small towns near Denton now face legal challenges over their local sex offender ordinances. A sixth, the town of Justin, repealed its ordinance in December.
“I’m not surprised,” said Denton attorney Richard Gladden. “I think the law is clearly on our side.” Gladden recently filed a string of lawsuits across the state on behalf of the group Texas Voices for Reason and Justice. The petitions target “general law” communities with a population of less than 5,000 residents. Full Article