SORNA Hearing Scheduled for June 5

A federal district court is scheduled to hear oral arguments from both the government and the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) on June 5 at 9 a.m.  The topic of the hearing is a pending motion filed by the government to dismiss some, but not all, of the claims in the lawsuit.  
An important part of the government’s motion to dismiss is their claim that the SORNA regulations at issue apply to every person convicted of a sex offense even if they are no longer required to register.  PLF has argued that individuals whose requirement to register has been terminated are not affected by those regulations.
“Although the hearing is scheduled for June 5, it is possible that the hearing will be canceled because both parties have waived oral argument,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “The judge has not yet accepted those waivers and therefore the hearing remains on the court calendar.”
The hearing is open to the public and can be viewed in person at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California at 3470 12th Street, Riverside, CA in Department 1.  The hearing can also be viewed remotely using the information below.  The case number is 5:22-CV-855-JGB-SP.
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Anyone have a sense of how things may go? Why did PFL waive their Oral Argument?

Is it the same judge?