By now we should all be familiar with what’s taking place in Michigan. After having its registry declared unconstitutional all the way to the 6th Circuit (and then the Supreme Court, which denied Certiorari), the state’s legislators have been trying to craft legislation that would pass constitutional muster. They have been trying unsuccessfully.

Their latest attempt will be House Bill 5679. a copy of the most recent legislative analysis can be found here: https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2019-2020/billanalysis/House/pdf/2019-HLA-5679-322C0DAA.pdf

The most glaring concern is that it would allow the State to publish email addresses and internet identifiers on the public registry.

If Michigan didn’t have such a strong track record of failing to pass sex offender legislation or getting their laws struck as unconstitutional, I would be investing more concern into this bill. If it does pass, I’m sure Miriam Aukerman and the ACLU of Michigan will be right there to strike it down again!

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