4th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that a violation of South Carolina's voyeurism statute constitutes a "sex offense" for the purposes of federal SORNA.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals finding no ineffective assistance of counsel where, despite advice that plea agreement would not require registration as a sex offender, counsel could not have anticipated subsequent changes in the law.
Federal District Court for the District of Kansas rejecting defendant's pre-trial argument that federal SORNA constitutes compelled speech in the context of a failure to register indictment.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing as waived arguments that the district court's determination that a defendant who pled guilty to a Travel Act violation must register as a sex offender, where the plea agreement contained an appellate waiver and the sentence was not otherwise illegal.
Federal trial court dismissing request to reduce registration time under federal SORNA on the basis that the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, and that the federal statute does not create a private right of action.
Federal district court in the Eastern District of Michigan dismissing broad constitutional challenge to federal SORNA.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion reversing the denial of a motion to dismiss a failure to register indictment as Appellant's requirement to register had already expired under federal law.
Federal trial court in Montana holding that while the court had the authority to terminate defendant's obligation to register as a sex offender under federal law, he would have to seek relief in state court to deregister under Montana's laws.Mon
Conviction for federal failure to register affirmed where Defendant-Appellant was not required to register as a sex offender under Tennessee state law, traveled internationally, then continued to not register on his return.
3rd Circuit Opinion dismissing plaintiffs claims related to immigration of foreign spouses under the AWA and constitutional claims that AWA infringed on marriage and immigration rights.