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



Whereas NARSOL has posted “consult an attorney” to many of our important SORS registry needs, which is contrary to its directives that we should not pursue legal actions for our ignored needs, and whereas the proposed upcoming ACLU lawsuit is to be narrowly construed, i.e. omitting handier issues, etc., one is only left with the option of filing a separate Federal lawsuit to obtain relief (which could be amended to the ACLU suit, or one can file an amicus brief to the ACLU’s suit). There is enough information out there to do so competently. It is only lawsuits filed in State or County courts which would complicate the existing Does-v-Snider ruling (by court rulings contrary to the Sixth Circuit ruling) and the ACLU’s upcoming lawsuit, so PLEASE do NOT file in lower courts!

As to the comments by “aurelius”, it is precisely due to the fact that others “don’t give a damn” that so many registrants must file separate legal actions in FEDERAL courts to obtain Constitutional relief. Sadly, it is because of the unfounded fears brought about by politician and media sentiment that legislative efforts to modify SORA rules/laws will not come in time to effect desperately needed relief nor to be complete and sweeping enough to give relief enough to resolve many registrant needs/issues. Politicians simply fear public ridicule and opposition (and election complications) if they are perceived to be “soft” on sex-offenders and registry issues.

As to the question posed by “Dr.”, there are numerous areas to live while on the registry as it currently exists, one need only to look in sparsely populated areas and consult City, County, and State law enforcement agencies to verify whether the area you choose is prohibited. I realize this process is time-consuming, but it is the only way to know if you can reside there, even if it poses a burden on you, your family and friends to choose an area far from them all. Many municipalities have maps posted on their websites showing prohibited areas. Probation officers as well as persons involved with one’s release from prison offer this residency information.

And as to what “Lead Indeed” posted, “One step forward, two steps back, as they say.”, properly filed lawsuits in Federal Courts will not result in any backward steps.