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
Simple Justice | Aug. 27, 2016 | By Scott Greenfield
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
Slate | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Mark David Stern
Appeals Court Issues Scathing Ruling Against Michigan Sex Offender Penalties
Washington Post | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Fred Barbash
Court says Michigan sex offender registry laws creating ‘moral lepers’
Reason.com | Aug. 26, 2016 | By Jacob Sullum
6th Circuit Says Mich. Sex Offender Registry Is Punitive and, Not Incidentally, Stupid