Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Defendant's conviction for failure to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is affirmed where: 1) because Alabama had not implemented SORNA's requirements into its registry program during the time period charged in the indictment, Alabama did not have a duty to notify defendant of his duty to register; and 2) 18 U.S.C. section 2250(a) did not require that defendant specifically know that he was violating SORNA, but only that he "knowingly" violated a legal registration requirement upon relocating.
Filed December 15, 2009
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