U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin has ruled that 4,400 convicted sex offenders should be dropped from the Megan's Law list and left free to live wherever they want without their addresses being made available to the public.
"The judiciary has a long history of substituting its judgment for that of the Legislature who are elected by the public," said New York City Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Queens). "For the safety of the public this decision must be appealed."
Chin was appointed to the federal bench by President Clinton in 1994.
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