TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 12, 2019
A federal judge has further delayed the implementation of a new law in Tennessee that would have prohibited convicted sex offenders from staying overnight in the same homes as their children, the Tennessean reports. Judge William Campbell Jr. issued an order extending the temporary restraining order that halted the new law, which was set for enactment on July 1. The legislation made it a felony for anyone convicted of a sex offense against a child younger than 12 years old to reside, spend the night or be alone with the person’s own child.