U.S. District Court Orders Michigan Legislature to Fix Ineffective and Unconstitutional Sex Offender Registry Act Within 90 Days…


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Date: May 27, 2019

01) U.S. District Court Orders Michigan Legislature to Fix Ineffective and Unconstitutional Sex Offender Registry Act Within 90 Days

“DETROIT – On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert H. Cleland issued an order setting a 90-day deadline for state lawmakers to revise Michigan’s unconstitutional Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA).

The order comes nearly three years after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in August 2016 that portions of SORA that lawmakers added in 2006 and 2011 – which imposed sweeping geographic exclusion zones where registrants cannot live, work or spend time with their children, extensive reporting requirements, and automatic registration for life without due process or the ability to appeal – are both ineffective and unconstitutional, and cannot be applied retroactively to those convicted before the changes went into effect. The district court had previously found other parts of SORA violated registrants’ First Amendment and due process rights.

Read this U.S. District Court order:
https://www.aclumich.org/sites/default/files/field_documents/055_stip_order_for_decl_judgment_for_90_day_deferral.pdf

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