Little League Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 5, 2003) – The following is a statement from Little League Baseball, Incorporated, regarding the decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court with respect to state sex offender registries.
“Little League applauds the decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding state sex offender registries. Earlier this year, Little League became the first national youth sports organization to require these types of background checks, as a minimum, for managers, coaches, and certain other volunteers.
“This decision will help to further strengthen Little League’s Child Protection Program, and will help maintain Little League as a hostile environment for child sex offenders. This is the best news we could receive, short of Federal legislation that would allow affordable access to a database of criminal information on a nationwide basis.”
A statement by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal regarding the Supreme Court’s decision can be found here:
Attorney General Blumenthal argued the case before the Supreme Court on behalf of Connecticut last year.
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