U.S. District Court rules against Michigan sex offender law
This from the ACLU of Michigan’s website:
“We urge the Michigan Legislature to focus on what actually works to reduce sexual offending,” said Paul Reingold, law professor at the University of Michigan and co-counsel on the case. “The legislature will now need to overhaul the SORA law, and can do so is a way that is rooted in research and prioritizes prevention, support for survivors, and the successful re-entry of those who have already served time. The legislature has a responsibility to act quickly in order to provide relief to the 44,000 registrants who continue to be unfairly punished by these unconstitutional laws.”ACLU of Michigan
There will be a phone conference for registrants on Monday, Feb. 17, at 12:30 p.m. when ACLU Senior Attorney Miriam Aukerman and Oliver Law Group Attorney Alyson Oliver will update registrants on the implications of Friday’s ruling.
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U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland ruled to provide relief for registrants on the Michigan Sex Offender Registration Act. Judge Cleland ordered that if the legislature does not bring the law into compliance with constitutional requirements, the state will no longer be able to enforce the law against pre-2011 registrants.
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