City of Ft. Lauderdale v. Anderson et al., No. 17- 003615MO10A (Broward Co. Ct., Fl. 2018)
Nature of Case: Defendants were cited for failing to comply with Ft. Lauderdale residency banishment laws and filed motions to dismiss, citing Ex Post Facto provisions of state and federal constitutions.
Holding: After evidentiary hearing, Court dismissed citations against defendants finding that as applied the residency banishment laws were unconstitutional in that it constituted a severe disability or restraint, resembled a historical form of punishment, and was not reasonably related to its goal of protecting children from sex offenses.