CA: A Federal Judge Says the DOJ’s Sex Offender SORNA Registration Rules Violate Due Process by Requiring the Impossible

Source: 1/19/23

Justice Department regulations threaten people with prosecution for failing to register even when their state no longer requires it.

A rule that Attorney General Merrick Garland issued in 2021 notionally requires people to do things that are plainly impossible. If they have been convicted of a sex offense, they must register with their state, even when the state neither requires nor allows them to do so. They also must supply the state with all the information required by federal law, even when the state does not collect that information.

Under 18 USC 2250, someone who fails to meet those requirements and who travels outside his state can be charged with a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. At trial, the defendant has the burden of proving that he was unable to register “as required” by the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). That Kafkaesque situation, a federal judge in California ruled yesterday, violates the constitutional right to due process.

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Ok now we have to correct the narrative again, in that it was Barr, who originally came up with the rule. I’m so sick of the media deliberately twisting facts around to suit their own agenda. They make me sick.

Good article.

We’d a district fed judge in a WI, do a similar thing but overturned by the 7th panel. “Doing the impossible” as in securing cyberspace. I’ve long discovered to continue my career in machine maintenance may require me to register in 8, 9 states yearly. Each demanding their own specifics and fees. Illinois for example insisted I would be a life term registered person too, whether a yr. passed by before I was back repairing another multi axis tech ridden beast. While it wouldn’t be ” impossible ” to do it did get time consuming at just three MI, WI, IL. I do not miss the road life.

‘[i]t is not within the province of a legislature to declare an individual guilty or presumptively guilty of a crime.’

Hellllllllllllooooooooooo!!!!!! It wasn’t a legislature that made this declaration. It was an a**h*** in the Department of Justice!!! This is the BIGGEST problem here!!!

Hold On!!
As of 2018 I was no longer required to register under Megan’s Law in Penn. I received my official notification from the Penn State Police stating I am no longer required to register.
Does this Federal SORNA now mean I should have been registering anyway and I am now not legally in compliance?
What the heck?!

Here is another link to what the judge wrote for those that could not find it up above at the bottom of the post: John Doe v DOJ preliminary injunction order

Unless NY Sate changed law, as a Level 1 offender, I am done Memorial Day 2025. Originally, it was 10 years but corrupt NY Republicans convicted felons Dean Skelos and Mr. Wiener increased it to 20 years. I have just started the ball rolling on getting a German citizenship under Article 116.

I tried to find a previous post but couldn’t find it…if the injunction means SORNA doesn’t apply to CA registrants, what does it mean for domestic travel? If I want to travel to another state to visit a terminally ill sibling, and I’ve already reached the limit of my days allowed in subj state, if SORNA doesn’t apply to me or other CA registrants, do the domestic travel and visitor registration guidelines still apply or not?

When is the expected trial date?