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


@ Todd

Hopefully the Moderator allows this e-mail I was sent today, it also has the link to the questionnaire

To Whom It May Concern,

You are receiving this email because your previously contacted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan regarding your or a loved one’s status on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. As many of you undoubtedly know, the Sixth Circuit found several key provisions of the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) unconstitutional and the Supreme Court subsequently declined to review the case. While these were positive developments there are many issues that remain unresolved. As you may already know, various law enforcement entities around the state have continued to dispute the effects of the Does v. Snyder on their continued enforcement of SORA. For this reason, the ACLU of Michigan is currently developing a class action lawsuit challenging the state’s continued enforcement of SORA against various classes of registrants and is planning on filing this new lawsuit in early 2018.

To this end, we are reaching out to everyone who has contacted us to collect additional information about potential petitioners who can represent the interests of all registrants who would be affected by a class action lawsuit. If you wish to be considered as a class representative, we ask that you to take a few minutes to fill out the questionnaire below by January 6, 2018:

Please be as thorough and detailed as possible when answering all the questions. Once we have collected everyone’s responses, we will review the questionnaires and contact potential certain individuals about serving as class representatives; in deciding who to select as class representatives, we must consider a variety of factors to determine who can best serve as in this capacity. Please be advised that if we do not contact you about serving as a class representative this does not mean that you will not be affected by the litigation. We have been contacted by nearly 100 registrants seeking assistance and will not be able to have everyone serve as a representative of the larger classes.

Thank you,

Juan P. Caballero
Pronouns: he, him, his

Legal Fellow
American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan
1514 Wealthy St., suite 242, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(Offices in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing)