The ACLU of Michigan is committed to fighting for the rights of the Michigan Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) registrants and their families, and victims, in order to make Michigan communities safer for all of us. On this page find legal updates and resources for registrants, the media, as well as legal and legislative background.


In response to our lawsuits, the legislature has passed a new SORA which went into effect on March 24, 2021. The courts have not yet decided whether the new SORA is constitutional, which means the state can make you follow the new law until there are court decisions stating otherwise. The ACLU of Michigan does not believe that the new SORA is constitutional and is actively working to figure out how to best challenge it. If you would like more information on the new SORA and our lawsuits, please read our most recent update.  

Read an update from April 14, 2021 on the new SORA and our lawsuits here

Read the new SORA here

Michigan registrants and their families

Legal case history

Legislative history

Media updates

SORA Example Map