You are absolutely correct. I contacted Michigan ACLU, and was told that I had a good ex-post facto challenge and should contact a lawyer, but I would not be able to move my family to Michigan and expect not to have to register. Guess I’ll just keep playing the lotto and hope I can afford that attorney one day =)
Thanks very much for taking the time to explain the Padilla matter. I tried Padilla, PA contract clause argument, cited the 6th, etc. etc. at the circuit level in seeking a declaratory judgement and was shot down without the state’s attorney even addressing the argument; state just used the magic word “collateral” and the judge agreed. I live in floriduh (spelling most accurate as far as I’m concerned) though, so not surprised at all.