US DOJ SMART Office SORNA Case Law Study 2023 revisited

Source: Florida Action Committee and US DOJ 12/10/23

The US DOJ updates this publication each July.  Previous year’s issues have been written up.  Even if covered already, please find a reminder to take a look at this document.  Recent case decisions and the anticipation of potential new case activity are good reasons to revisit this publication.  

The document does a fair job of compiling and organizing case law.  It helps seeing cases listed by federal district and state.  Relevant topics are also included.  Some search functions can be done, but a more interactive version would be more helpful.   

Being a DOJ publication, the focus is Federal SORNA.  This is best illustrated in the section on Ex Post Facto.   Starting on page 104, you can see this bias in the descriptions about the extra-constitutionality of Federal SORNA versus the bag of cats that are the 50 different state SORNAs.   There are very strong statements about court cases at the state and in Federal District courts not making a dent in the constitutional strength supporting Federal SORNA.  These statements are both tone deaf and overly simplistic.  

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While this is 140 pgs long, it is a good reference point for SORNA related caes, law, etc that we discuss here a lot. Recommend the forum here take some to time review it at their leisure and become familiar with it. Knowledge is power especially when some of the sharper minds here can counter some of the cases here with other applicable cases we believe could hit them hard and take them down.