United States v. Diaz, No. 19-01895-cr (2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of federally failing to register after the lower court rejected his arguments that he should be allowed to collaterally attack his underlying sex offense conviction, and that SORNA violates Double Jeopardy and Eighth Amendment protections.
Holding: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, affirmed, holding that Appellant could not collaterally attack his underlying conviction in the instant case, and that SORNA was not unconstitutional. In a concurring opinion, Judge Calabresi wrote to express his opinion that SORNA was punitive.
- 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion | view via Google Scholar
- Concurring Opinion
- Appellant’s Brief
- Appellee’s Brief
- Appellant’s Reply Brief