Michigan Court of Appeals opinion reversing lower court decision and concluding that because SORA is a punitive collateral consequence for the conviction of certain crimes, a defendant must be informed of its imposition before entering a guilty plea and the registration requirement must be included in the judgment of sentence.
Michigan Court of Appeals opinion in Eighth Amendment case concluding that Michigan’s SORA statute, as amended in 2021, is punitive in effect and that its punishment was cruel and unusual as applied to defendant where the offense underlying the registration requirement lacked a sexual component.
Michigan Supreme Court opinion holding that Michigan's SORA violates ex post facto prohibitions contained in the state and federal constitutions.
6th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the denial of a motion to dismiss on qualified immunity grounds a civil rights lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who spent 19 months in prison for failure to register where state law did not require him to register as a sex offender.
Federal district court in the Eastern District of Michigan dismissing broad constitutional challenge to federal SORNA.
Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granting permanent injunction, prohibiting in total the enforcement of any of Michigan's sex offense registration scheme to anyone who had committed their offenses prior to 2011, as well as prohibiting the enforcement of numerous provisions to any persons required to register.
Michigan Court of Appeals reversing a decision denying parole to an person who was serving a sentence for sex offenses, on the grounds that the parole board did not abuse its discretion and that a treatment completion requirement did not violate state law.