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Michigan loses appeal on restrictions for sex offenders

Posted: 8:10 AM, Nov 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-16 08:10:38-05

Michigan has lost its fight to put tougher restrictions on sex offenders.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the state's request for a stay on a lower-court ruling that found restrictions unconstitutional.

State laws passed in 2006 and 2011 banned convicted sex-offenders from being within a thousand feet of schools and forced them to report to police after buying a new car or opening a new e-mail account.

The issue is that the new rules applied to people who were convicted before they were enacted.

An appeals court rules that violates the constitution's ban on ex-post facto laws.