KY ADVOCATE NEWS
On Aug. 25th the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the circuit covers MI, KY, OH and TN) handed down an important decision concerning the sex offense registry law in Michigan. The Sixth Circuit is the *first* federal appeals court in the country to declare what the whole world has long known, the sex offense registry is “punishment”—and that’s a big victory for reason and justice.

See some of the best commentaries and articles appeared after the initial news cycle linked below.

Does v. Snyder decision is online here. ACLU of Michigan, at the forefront of this fight, has a statement about the decision here, a detailed explanation of the decision and its impact here, and additional material regarding the case here.

Mimesis Law | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Andrew Fleischman

Sixth Circuit: Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry Is Punitive

Sixth Circuit: Michigan’s Sex Offender Registry Is Punitive

Simple Justice | Aug. 27, 2016 | By Scott Greenfield

The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive

The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive

Michigan Radio | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Jack Lessenberry

Michigan’s sex offender law is unfair and probably unconstitutional

http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-sex-offender-law-unfair-and-probably-unconstitutional#stream/0

Slate | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Mark David Stern

Appeals Court Issues Scathing Ruling Against Michigan Sex Offender Penalties

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/08/26/appeals_court_strikes_down_michigan_sex_offender_penalties.html

Washington Post | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Fred Barbash

Court says Michigan sex offender registry laws creating ‘moral lepers’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/26/court-mich-treating-sex-offenders-as-moral-lepers-restrictions-struck-down/

Reason.com | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Jacob Sullum

6th Circuit Says Mich. Sex Offender Registry Is Punitive and, Not Incidentally, Stupid

http://reason.com/blog/2016/08/26/6th-circuit-says-michigans-sex-offender