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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will trigger major changes in the state’s sex offender legal landscape. The House Bill 5679 will repeal specific sections of the Sex Offender Registration Act of 1994 that prohibited certain individuals required to be registered under the Act from living, working, or loitering [...]

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The coming invigoration of the non-delegation doctrine, long-declared dead, is now nearly certain. In a recent statement, Justice Kavanaugh signaled his interest in revisiting the long-dormant doctrine in a future case. But, while Justice Kavanaugh’s statement all but confirms that the Court will breathe life into the non-delegation doctrine sometime soon, questions still remain about [...]

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The Supreme Court held on Thursday that Congress did not transgress the nondelegation doctrine by allowing the Attorney General to decide how the registration requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) should apply to individuals convicted prior to the statute’s enactment. Justice Kagan announced the judgment of the court and was joined [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments  Tuesday over whether the state can execute an individual who suffers from dementia and cannot remember the crime. Madison v. Alabama  is before the Supreme Court for a second time. This time, the court seeks to answer the question : “onsistent with the Eighth Amendment … may the State [...]

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