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Snyder v. Doe

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-768 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether retroactively applying a sex-offender-registry law that classifies offenders into tiers based on crime of conviction, requires certain offenders to register for life, requires offenders to report in person periodically and within days of certain changes to registry information, and restricts offenders' activities within school zones imposes “punishment” in violation of the ex post facto clause.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 14 2016Application (16A482) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Nov 15 2016Application (16A482) denied by Justice Kagan.
Dec 14 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 17, 2017)
Dec 28 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 16, 2017.
Feb 16 2017Brief of respondents John Does #1-5, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 06 2017Reply of petitioners Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, et al. filed.
Mar 08 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.
Mar 27 2017The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Jul 07 2017Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jul 25 2017Supplemental brief of petitioners Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, et al. filed.
Jul 26 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.
Oct 02 2017Petition DENIED.
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