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Sex offender registry cases in west MT get boost

 

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MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS

U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer said Thursday he will resume prosecuting sex offenders who fail to register with local authorities when they move to western Montana, following an appeals court ruling this week that upheld the practice. Mercer's office stopped pursuing such cases in June 2008 after U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula ruled the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 was unconstitutional. Prosecutions had continued in eastern Montana, supported by a ruling in a separate case before U.S. District Judge Richard C...



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