State v. Genson (Kan. Ct. App. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of failing to comply with Kansas’ offender registration law, KORA, after a stay in a mental hospital. Appellant claimed that he did not have the requisite mental state to violate the law, which the trial court rejected. Appellant sought review.
Holding: Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed Appellant’s conviction and held that KORA did not require any mental state to violate the law, and was strict liability.