BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after filing a stay request with the United States Supreme Court: “Today, our office asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a ruling that invalidates several provisions of Louisiana’s sex offender identification program.
Ready access to the registry of sex offenders, who have had their days in court and were convicted of their crimes, is not always an option – especially during natural disasters and other emergencies. Our Legislature recognized this crisis and established a process to protect public safety.
Without the relief we seek from the Supreme Court, sex offenders in Louisiana will be able to move unnoticed through our communities. For the safety of past and future crime victims, I urge the Supreme Court to grant our request expeditiously and help us continue to protect Louisiana families.”
The sex offender ID laws were part of the 1992 Regular Legislative Session – passing the House (94-9) on June 15th, the Senate (33-0) on June 16th, and signed by the Governor on June 18th.