TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 28, 2019
Three unidentified men filed a federal lawsuit this week against Gov. Bill Lee over a soon-to-be enacted law that will prohibit convicted sex offenders from staying overnight in the presence of their children, the Tennessean reports. The law will take effect July 1. The three unnamed plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, are all fathers of minor children and convicted sex offenders who have completed their punishments and treatment programs. The victims in each case were under 12 years old. The plaintiffs were seeking a temporary restraining order, which was granted by Judge William Campbell Jr., and are also seeking a preliminary injunction.