Legislators tend to administer more punishments to those already on the sex offender registry. In Michigan, this practice has now been declared unconstitutional. The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has declared the registry a punishment for the first time–prohibiting retroactive punishment.

Read more:

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/08/25/michigan-sex-offender-registry/89367938/

http://wemu.org/post/appeals-court-says-michigan-sex-offender-law-flawed-and-not-working#stream/0

Does v Snyder, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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