United States v. Clark, No. 18–3367 (8th Cir. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted at trial of failing to register under federal SORNA. The government had to establish that Appellant’s failure to register was “knowing,” and at issue was Appellant’s objection to jury instructions that were provided. Appellant was convicted and sought review.
Holding: 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction. The trial court did not err in the instructions that it provided to the jury. The Court found that, contrary to Appellant’s contentions, the instructions did not require that the jury disregard his mistake-of-fact defense.