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Constitutional law and the role of scientific evidence: the transformative potential of Doe v. Snyder

Hamilton, Melissa (2017) Constitutional law and the role of scientific evidence: the transformative potential of Doe v. Snyder Boston College Law Review E Supp., 58 (E Supp).

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Abstract

In late 2016, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s concluded in Does #1–5 v. Snyder that Michigan’s sex offender registry and residency re-striction law constituted an ex post facto punishment in violation of the constitu-tion. In its decision, the Sixth Circuit engaged with scientific evidence that re-futes moralized judgments about sex offenders, specifically that they pose a unique and substantial risk of recidivism. This Essay is intended to highlight the importance of Snyder as an example of the appropriate use of scientific studies in constitutional law.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
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Hamilton, Melissamh0066@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Melissa Hamilton. All rights reserved.
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Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 20 Sep 2017 10:19
Last Modified : 20 Sep 2017 10:19
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842347

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