Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act Challenged in Federal Court

Is Michigan’s sex offender registration act [SORA] and its attendant registration requirements unconstitutional? A group of convicted sex offenders are working their consolidated cases through the federal court system in the Eastern District of Michigan to challenge the act. Does -v- Snyder The case, Does v. Snyder, decided by the United States Court of Appeals […]

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Child Custody: Paternal Grandmother vs Mother

This post examines child custody, grandparent visitation and the rights of a biological parent. A recent child custody case from Livingston County pits a paternal grandmother against a mother. The Michigan Court of Appeals held that a Friend of the Court referee violated a mother’s constitutional right to make decisions for her child. Sad Factual […]

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