Sex offender registries endanger lives they’re meant to protect

Miriam Aukerman is a senior attorney for the ACLU of Michigan, involved in litigating the Does v. Snyder case. She writes an op-ed for The Hill, explaining why sex offender registries should be not just reformed, but done away with. She says Michigan will have a chance to do that after a federal court ruledContinue reading “Sex offender registries endanger lives they’re meant to protect”

Op-ed: Get rid of the registry

Jack Lessenberry, in a commentary for Michigan Public Radio, suggests the state should get rid of its sex offender registry. First of all, I don’t know how, under our Constitution, you can go on punishing people who have served their sentence, no matter what the crime. That’s what they did in the old Soviet Union.Continue reading “Op-ed: Get rid of the registry”

Michigan must rewrite its sex offender registry law

After the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the 6th Circuit Court’s decision in Does v. Snyder, the state of Michigan will have to redo its sex offender registry laws. Pity the poor Michigan legislators. Sen. Rick Jones, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he’ll invite the ACLU, state police and prosecutors to discussContinue reading “Michigan must rewrite its sex offender registry law”