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MI: Treatment of sex offenders depends on whether they’ve challenged rules

Eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upheld a decision saying parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law — one of the toughest in the nation — were unconstitutional, thousands of former sex offenders who thought they’d be off the registry by now, or facing less severe restrictions, have seen no changes. Full Article

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  1. FT

    “the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upheld a decision saying parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law — one of the toughest in the nation — were unconstitutional” … “have seen no changes”.

    How is this possible? Learning about this registry beats the belief in country and constitution right out of one.

  2. Bobby

    Ok, I have read every article possible, and every article says the ruling applies to every registrant, before the 2006 amendment went into to law. Even the ACLU says the ruling applies to everyone. I have not found anything that claims that there were modifications made to the registry. So if no modifications were made, and SCOTUS, agrees with the 6th Circuit by denying Michigan’s review, then it serms to me the rules should and does stand ,and Michigan just needs to stop with the excuses and get off their ass’s and make the changes that the 6th circuit ordered Michigan to make already, Michigan is completely out of options, so I don’t understand why they are being allowed to continuesly drag their feet. Even certain counties are no longer prosecuting registrants for not complying with the 2006 and 2011 amendments .

    • Bill

      Yes, will said! so should we go to the cities that where they are not required to comply? Do they think the other states people are all going to move here? this is insane!

    • CR

      “… and SCOTUS, agrees with the 6th Circuit by denying Michigan’s review, …”

      Denial of cert by SCOTUS allows the decision of the 6th Circuit to stand, but it cannot be construed as agreement. Only when SCOTUS grants certiorari and renders an opinion affirming that of the lower court after consideration of the merits would it signify agreement.

    • Tim L

      All registrants have always had an opportunity to demand jury trial for registration violation!
      That few utilize this option reflects an amount of COWARDS among the group. The plea allows via waiver a knowingly disavowed right(s). That is why the judge asked you if you were under influences (Any) during colloquy! I

      My point is our government puts on a one sided argument with SOR, it’s your job to overcome that to the jury AND you have precedent with the judge to do it with! I’m In Wisconsin, but my father lives in MI. Juries in U.P. consist of six members.

  3. TG

    This is interesting for me I was convicted in Michigan in 2001, and live in California. I wonder how this applies to me. I need to call my lawyer there tomorrow

  4. David M

    There are now more people on sex offender registries in the United States than there are in jail. While its tempting to say mass incarceration is shrinking (albeit slightly), it might be more accurate to say it is morphing. (h/t Dobbs wire)

    David Menschel

    • Tim L

      Dave,

      Sound post. You see, it has Always been about the deep state’s need for the full utilization OF a DATABASE. The Whetterling ruling secured that aspect of government authority. That question implicated individuals liberty V. gov’t database. LIBERTY 0 • DATABASE 1

      MACHINE NEED > HUMAN NEED

      The man was made leader!

    • CR

      Can you cite any reliable statistics to support that? Based on a casual google search I just did, it appears, based on US Bureau of Justice statistics from 2013, there are over 2.2 million people incarcerated in the US right now in state prisons and county jails. That is more than double the number of people on the registry.

      Here’s where I found the link to the BJS stats.

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