Wall faced his stiffest questioning from Gorsuch, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor also appeared concerned about the amount of authority the attorney general has under SORNA. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disagreed and struck down Mr. Baumgartel acknowledged that, while the court has rarely found violations of the nondelegation doctrine in other contexts, the extent to which Congress gave away its lawmaking duties to the attorney general in SORNA is unique.
Though a federal judge found that Gundy was not required to register under SORNA after his release from prison inthe Second Circuit reversed last year, setting the stage for oral arguments this morning in Washington. Wall also warned that if the court were to strike down the section of SORNA dealing with retroactivity, it would wreak havoc on the scheme Congress carefully developed.
Some of the justices, however, questioned whether SORNA is any different than other laws in which administrative agencies have the ability to develop regulations around a framework Congress approved. Wall faced his stiffest questioning from Gorsuch, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor also appeared concerned about the amount of authority the attorney general has under SORNA.
Constitution, which is why no single majority opinion came through. At the time, the law required him to register as a sex offender for a year period. The case concerns a overhaul of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act SORNA that set new baselines for state systems and expanded the number of crimes for which offenders must register.
Skip to content. A sex offender who fails to properly register under federal law may face significant fines and up to 10 years in prison. Muniz fled the state before sentencing and wasn't apprehended untilwhen he was arrested in Rhode Island. Subscribe today. Bush on July 27, Inan year-old boy was violently abducted from his Minnesota town.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disagreed and struck down Mr. Justice Elena Kagan, meanwhile, suggested SORNA does in fact impose limits on the attorney general, as Congress meant to have everyone who had been convicted of a sex offense register and allowed exceptions only where registration was not feasible.
The Pennsylvania decision may be an additional signal that the tide is slowly turning against a widespread hyper-punitive approach to managing sex offenders.