Does et al v. SNYDER et al
FINAL JUDGMENT in part to Plaintiffs and in part to Defendants. Signed by District Judge Robert H. Cleland. (LWag)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
JOHN DOES #1-5 AND MARY
RICK SNYDER, Governor of the
State of Michigan, and COL.
KRISTE ETUE, Director of the
Michigan State Police, in their
HON. ROBERT H. CLELAND
MAG. DAVID R. GRAND
In this action Plaintiffs John Doe #1-5 and Mary Doe challenged
the constitutionality of Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act
(“SORA”). See First Amended Complaint (Dkt. # 46, Pg. ID 840). Over
the course of the litigation, the court has entered three substantive
opinions and orders deciding the merits of Plaintiffs’ claims. The three
Order on Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the Original
Complaint. On March 18, 2013, the court entered an Opinion and
Order (Dkt. # 27, Pg. ID 669) Granting in Part and Denying in Part
Defendants’ Amended Motion to Dismiss.
Order on the Parties’ Rule 52 Cross-Motions for
Judgment. On March 31, 2015, the court issued an Opinion and Order
(Dkt. # 103, Pg. ID 5875)1 Resolving Motions for Judgment (under Rule
Order Resolving Two Rule 52 Issues Left Undecided.
On September 3, 2015, the court issued an Opinion and Order
(Dkt. #118, Pg. ID 6015) Resolving [Two] Outstanding Issues Raised in
Plaintiffs’ and Defendants’ Motions for Judgment.
Because all Plaintiffs’ claims are now resolved, the court enters
this final judgment, awarding judgment in part to Plaintiffs and in part
to Defendants, as set forth in the court’s three opinions and orders
listed above. This judgment triggers the time to appeal the court’s
Defendants have filed an appeal of this order to the U.S. Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeals, under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(a)(1), which permits
interlocutory appeals of injunctive relief granted by the district court.
To the extent that Count IX of the First Amended Complaint (Dkt. 46,
¶382, Pg. ID 910) raised a claim that the 2011 iteration of SORA,
combined with Public Act 149 of 2013, violates the Ex Post Facto Clause
of the U. S. Constitution, and to the extent that the Court did not
explicitly address that claim in its March 2015 Rule 52 Order (Dkt. #
103, Pg. ID 5940-45), the Court grants judgment to the Defendants for
the reasons articulated in the March 2013 Order on the Motion to
Dismiss (Dkt. # 27, Pg. ID 674-83).
opinions and orders (as to all issues decided by the Court other than the
injunctive relief already appealed). The court has also entered a
Stipulated Order (Dkt. # 120, Pg. ID 6032) deferring the parties’
motions for costs and attorney fees until after all appeals are concluded.
This is the final order in the case, and judgment is entered as set
s/Robert H. Cleland
Hon. Robert H. Cleland
U. S. District Judge
Dated: October 21, 2015
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of record
and/or pro se parties on this date, October 21, 2015, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
Case Manager and Deputy Clerk
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