The lawyers win. The taxpayers loose. And, in the end, the lawyers win as enforcement won't happen anyway.
Allegheny presses to restrict where sex offenders live - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review State laws limiting where sex offenders can live have withstood legal challenges, but Allegheny County's law is unlikely to survive legal scrutiny, several experts say.
The county plans to appeal a federal judge's March ruling striking down the law that prohibited sex offenders from living near schools and other places children gather. But the District Attorney's Office, Sen. Jane C. Orie and the State Association of Township Supervisors have advised county officials that the chances of a reversal are slim.