Sex Offenders Posts

SORNA Retroactivity Is Constitutional

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Retroactive Part of Sex Offender Law: (“The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the federal government’s authority under a 2006 law to require thousands of sex offenders to register with authorities in the states where they live, as the justices ruled against a child rapist convicted in Maryland. * * * In its 5-3 decision, the court rejected convicted sex offender Herman Gundy’s argument that in passing the law, Congress handed too much power to the U.S. attorney general in violation of a principal of constitutional law called the non-delegation doctrine. This doctrine forbids Congress from assigning its legislative powers to the federal government’s executive branch.”)

US Supreme Court Strikes Sex Offender Social Media Ban

US Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Sex Offender Social Media Ban (“The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a North Carolina law prohibiting registered sex offenders from using Facebook or other social networking sites that minors can join.”)