July 3, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Jill Levenson of Lynn University criticizes the reliance of the Supreme Court and others on inaccurate sex offender data...In the US Supreme Court's recent decision upholding sex offender registration requirements (SORNA) under the Adam Walsh Act, the Court's opinion ...[read more]
June 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in United States v. Kebodeaux that the federal government can compel a convicted sex offender to register with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 (SORNA) even if the offender completed his sentence before SORNA was enacted. In an ...[read more]
June 1, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 1, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of Carr v. United States that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) would not apply retroactively to offenses occurring before the act was passed. The purpose of SORNA was to provide a set of minimum standards for ...[read more]
January 23, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in Reynolds v. United States that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) does not require pre-act offenders to register before the attorney general validly specifies that the act's registration provisions apply to them. The attorney general ...[read more]
October 3, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court opened its 2011 term Monday with oral arguments in two cases. In Reynolds v. United States, the court heard arguments on the retroactive application of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which requires convicted sex offenders to register. The attorney... ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court, ruled Monday in a per curiam opinion in US v. Juvenile Male that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had no authority to rule that the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 (SORNA) violate the ex post facto clause of the ...[read more]
February 24, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Carr v. United States, the court heard arguments on whether the failure to register provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) can be applied retroactively to underlying offenses occurring before ...[read more]
February 14, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled this week that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 (SORNA), which makes it a federal crime for a sex offender to attempt to move to another state while failing to register in a nationwide database... ...[read more]

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