Wiggins v. United States, No. 18-cv–03492 (S.D. Ind. 2019)
Nature of Case: Plaintiff had been convicted of a sex offense and was required to register under state and federal law. After years elapsed, he brought a petition to reduce the requisite amount of time that he was required to register under federal SORNA pursuant to the reduction provisions in 34 USC § 20915(b). United States sought to dismiss the petition on various grounds.
Holding: United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana dismissed the petition, holding that the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction to consider the Plaintiff’s petition, and furthermore that the statute does not create a private right of action.