United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Florida): 23 May 2008
Decision: US vs Madera
"Because Madera’s indictment concerns his failure to register during the gap period between SORNA’s enactment and the Attorney General’s retroactivity determination, he cannot be prosecuted for violating SORNA during that time. Thus, his indictment is due to be dismissed, and the judgment of the district court is reversed.
Having decided the case on this basis, we need not reach the important constitutional questions raised in Madera’s appeal."
Note: Remember as these court rulings begin to be decided, we must still continue to fight very hard to get the courts throughout the United States to rule constitutionally regarding the illegal Adam Walsh Act laws, particularly in the view of this blog, within the state of Ohio. This decision is a positive sign. However, its application is limited to a citizen's failure to register in Florida alone , at this point.