Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6th Circuit Courts Decision on Michigan Case Snyder v. Doe was “Reviewed” by SCOTUS on Friday March 24 then on Monday SCOTUS Asked the Solicitor General to Weigh in Before They Reach a Decision

There isn’t a lot of information about this SCOTUS “Review” that occurred last Friday for me to share here.
So I’m posting the below links for anyone who is interested in the Michigan case of Snyder v. Doe that asks Are Sex Offender Laws Punishment? The 6th Circuit Court said, YES. Then the case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court not to be “heard” but to be “reviewed”. Now SCOTUS has asked the Solicitor General to weigh in before they reach a decision.
Mary Devoy 

Supreme Court asks for input of Solicitor General; what does this mean? March 27, 2017
·               Today’s orders – Two grants, one CVSG, still no Masterpiece Cakeshop
SCOTUS to consider MI’s Snyder v. Doe 6th Circuit decision, March 24, 2017
Are Sex Offender Laws Punishment?

Past articles on Snyder v. Doe:
·               Sex offender laws and the 6th Circuit’s Ex Post Facto Clause ruling, September 7, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/09/07/sex-offender-laws-and-the-6th-circuits-ex-post-facto-clause-ruling/?utm_term=.4db2ad1a157a
·               The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive, August 25, 2016
·               Court says Michigan sex offender registry laws creating ‘moral lepers’, August 26, 2016
·               6th Circuit Says Mich. Sex Offender Registry Is Punitive and, Not Incidentally, Stupid August 26, 2016
·               Court voids state sex offender registry for imposing unconstitutionally retroactive punishment , August 25, 2016