Court rules Michigan’s SORA is punitive; retroactive application unconstitutional

Calling a spade a spade, a federal appeals court has ruled that amendments to Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act are punitive and cannot be applied retroactively. From the Sixth Circuit Court’s ruling: So, is SORA’s actual effect punitive?  Many states confronting similar laws have said “yes.”  See, e.g., Doe v. State, 111 A.3d 1077, 1100Continue reading “Court rules Michigan’s SORA is punitive; retroactive application unconstitutional”