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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
SHAWN WILLIAMS,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 19-5803
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Kentucky at Louisville.
No. 3:04-cr-00097-1—Charles R. Simpson, III, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: August 26, 2020
Before: GRIFFIN, KETHLEDGE, and STRANCH, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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Shawn Williams, a federal prisoner proceeding with counsel, appeals the district court’s order denying his motion for a sentence reduction under the First Step Act of 2018. The parties have waived oral argument, and this panel unanimously agrees that oral argument is not needed. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a).



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KENNETH JAMES LOWE,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
WALBRO LLC,
Defendant-Appellee.
   No. 19-2386
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Bay City.
No. 1:18-cv-12835—Thomas L. Ludington, District Judge.
Argued: August 5, 2020
Decided and Filed: August 26, 2020
Before: GILMAN, BUSH, and READLER, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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RONALD LEE GILMAN, Circuit Judge. In June 2018, Kenneth Lowe was fired from his job at Walbro LLC. Lowe was 60 years old at the time and had worked at Walbro for more than four decades. He responded by filing this lawsuit against Walbro, alleging that the company had violated Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), Mich. Comp. Laws § 37.2101 et seq., by discharging him because of his age. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Walbro. For the reasons set forth below, we REVERSE the judgment of the district court and REMAND the case for further proceedings consistent with this Opinion.



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M.S. WILLMAN,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Defendant-Appellee.
   No. 19-2405
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 2:19-cv-10360—Gershwin A. Drain, District Judge.
Argued: August 3, 2020
Decided and Filed: August 26, 2020
Before: GRIFFIN, KETHLEDGE, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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The principal issue in this appeal is whether the registration and notification obligations set forth in the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) apply to sex offenders who are convicted under state law but are not subject to that state’s sex offender registration and notification requirements. Our sister circuits have answered the question in the affirmative and so have we in an unpublished opinion, United States v. Paul, 718 F. App’x 360, 363–64 (6th Cir. 2017). Today, based upon the text of the statute, we follow those decisions and hold that a sex offender’s obligations under SORNA are independent of any duties under state law.

Plaintiff M.S. Willman also argues that SORNA is unconstitutional for several reasons. We conclude that none of these arguments have merit and therefore affirm the judgment of the district court dismissing plaintiff’s complaint.