Jessica’s Law can’t be retroactive

first_imgSACRAMENTO – A federal judge ruled Friday that a voter-approved restriction on where sex offenders can live can’t be applied retroactively, potentially freeing thousands of offenders from a ban on living within 2,000 feet of schools or places where children gather. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton said there was nothing in Proposition 83, commonly known as Jessica’s Law, that specified its provisions were intended to be applied retroactively. When that’s the case, California law requires that the statute apply from the date it takes effect, he added. Proposition 83 was approved Nov. 7 by 70.5 percent of voters and took effect the next day. As well as barring sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of places where children gather, the measure increases prison terms for sex offenders and requires lifetime satellite tracking for rapists, child molesters and other felony sex criminals after they are released from prison. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Who are the favourites to win Group A at the World Cup?

first_imgCan the Russians make their home advantage count? The bookies think so.1. Uruguay – 8/11 Egypt will struggle if their talisman Mo Salah cannot feature in all three games. They don’t boast an awful lot of quality elsewhere.2. Russia – 2/1 The Saudis need a miracle, but they almost drew with Germany the other night, throwing away a glorious late chance in a 2-1 defeat. So you never know…3. Egypt – 11/2 In just a few days, Russia and Saudi Arabia will take to the field at the Luzhniki Stadium to get the World Cup underway.But are either of them likely to win Group A?Uruguay and Egypt will be the other two teams battling it out for a place in the knockout takes a look at who the bookmakers reckon will reign supreme out of the four.4. Saudi Arabia – 40/1 On paper, comfortably the strongest team in Group A. It would be a bit of a shock if Uruguay didn’t qualify for the last 16.last_img read more