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CT: State Supreme Court Overturns Denial Of Rental Assistance To Sex Offender

The state Supreme Court has ruled that housing officials improperly removed a man from Connecticut’s rental assistance program because his name was on the state’s sex offender registry.

The state Department of Housing issued a regulation in 2012 that made those on the registry ineligible for housing assistance. But the court ruled Thursday that the regulation cannot be applied retroactively to those who already were in the program. Full Article

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  1. Timmr

    Um. Wrong link.

  2. Chris F

    What a sad example of irony that the state who’s argument (Connecticut Dept of Public Safety V Doe 2003) is responsible for SCOTUS unanimously voting that putting people’s name on a public sex offender registry is legal (since it doesn’t infer that they are dangerous, only that they plead guilty to certain crimes) is now trying to make and enforce laws that specifically infer a high level of dangerousness for those on the list.

    Sounds like the public list should now be pretty darn UNCONSTITUTIONAL huh?

  3. Doc Martin

    DAG GONE!
    I cant understand the government’s reasoning behind this one. The man is legally blind and probably cant find his way to the pisser. Yet we should kick him out of public housing? He is the type of person public housing should be intended for. If he was convicted of beating his kids, they probably wouldn’t of had a problem with him staying. As long as he’s not a member of the price club. The next thing you know the government will try and take away his disability check because of his membership. When it comes to the feds, like Forest Gump says, stupid is what stupid does

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