Appeals court overturns ruling that NY sex offender law supersedes Nassau law

An appeals court has sided with Nassau County in its fight to prevent sex offenders from living near schools.

An appeals court has sided with Nassau County in its fight to prevent sex offenders from living near schools.

An appeals court has sided with Nassau County in its fight to prevent sex offenders from living near schools. (9/13/13)

WOODMERE - An appeals court has sided with Nassau County in its fight to prevent sex offenders from living near schools.

Convicted Level 1 sex offender Michael Diack was arrested in 2011 for living 500 feet from Lawrence-Woodmere Academy in Woodmere. His attorneys fought the charges and won, arguing that state law only prevented sex offenders still under supervision from living close to schools – superseding county law.

An appellate court overturned that ruling last week. A judge ruled that state law was not meant to restrict local governments from creating laws concerning residents no longer on probation.
 

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