Detroit Mercy Law hosts information session on SORA developments

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will offer an information session on Monday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for those on the Michigan sex offender registry as well as their friends, family, and loved ones. A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded that the Michigan Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) imposes punishment and may not be applied retroactively, Does v Snyder, ___ F3d ___ (CA 6 #15-1536/2346/2486, 8/25/16). Although this decision does not take effect immediately and may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, continued compliance is strongly recommended.

Anne Yantus, assistant professor of law and director of Clinical Programs at Detroit Mercy Law, will lead the session. She will be joined by Paul D. Reingold of the Michigan Criminal Law Program at the University of Michigan Law School. Reingold was an attorney on the case that is the topic of discussion.

They will repeat a summary of the case every 30 minutes and will answer questions posed with respect to the decision and its likely impact on those required to register in Michigan.

Parking is available on site and in the surrounding area. The law school is located at 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit. For questions, contact the clinic office at 313-596-0262.

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