Suit targets unique identifier for passports of those convicted of sex criminal offenses including minors

A new federal law requiring the State Department to mark the passports of certain convicted sex transgressors is anticipated to face its very first test in federal court on Wednesday.

A group of founded guilty sex wrongdoers has asked a federal judge in Oakland, Calif., to block the step pending the result of a February lawsuit they filed that challenges the law s constitutionality.