April 12, 2010

Brandon Hensler, Director of Communications, (786) 363-2737 or

MIAMI – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida will be in the Third District Court of Appeal tomorrow, Tuesday April 13 at 9:30 a.m. to ask a panel of judges to reverse a Miami-Dade circuit judge’s decision to dismiss the ACLU case on behalf of Brian Exile and Elliott Bloom. Exile v. Miami-Dade County seeks to strike down Miami-Dade County’s 2,500-foot residency restriction ordinance.

The ACLU will argue that the county’s ordinance is preempted by the state’s comprehensive plan to track and monitor sex offenders, which includes the state’s 1,000-foot residency restrictions. More information on the ACLU’s lawsuit can be found at

WHAT: Oral Argument in Third District Court of Appeal

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WHERE: 2001 SW 117th Avenue, Miami, FL

WHO: Maria Kayanan, ACLU of Florida Associate Legal Director

Both the ACLU and the county will be allotted ten minutes to present their case before the three-judge panel. Kayanan will be available to speak to the media immediately following the hearing.

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