MIAMI - A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against Miami-Dade County over the county's sex offender ordinance has been dismissed.
Judge Pedro P. Encharte Jr. ruled on Thursday to dismiss the suit. The ACLU says it will appeal.
The ACLU wanted the county to lift residency restrictions for sex offenders living under Miami's Julia Tuttle Causeway. Dozens of sex offenders live under the bridge because they claim they can't find affordable housing which does not violate county laws concerning how close sex offenders can live to schools and parks.
The ACLU believes the county ordinance is what led to the Julia Tuttle sex offender encampment.