The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw a stumbling block in the path of the juggernaut moving toward a constitutional amendment to allow posting of Megan’s Law data on the Internet.

U.S. Circuit Judge Dolores Sloviter issued a one-page order temporarily barring the state of New Jersey from releasing sex offender information to the public. The stay is in effect while a three-judge panel reviews a federal judge’s ruling a week earlier that approved guidelines, issued by Attorney General John Farmer Jr., that are meant to restrict how information is disseminated and protect sex offenders’ legitimate privacy rights.

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