Reply To: In denying Snyder petition, Supreme Court upholds Sixth Circuit ruling

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Chris

Robin,

This is great news for NCRSOL’s suit against North Carolina, I’m guessing. How many of North Carolina’s registry stipulations are similar enough to Michigan’s to hope for a similar ruling in your suit? Also, since the Supreme Court (in effect) agrees that Michigan’s registry scheme is punitive as applied, would it be prudent (or even possible) to amend the suit to include not only violations of ex post facto and due process protections but also a violation of 8th amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment? I kind of feel like the eighth amendment argument is where we want all of this to eventually go. The Colorado ruling a few weeks ago looks promising, but why put all of our eggs in one basket?