Thursday, July 30, 2009

United States v. Whaley, SORNA, Commerce Clause : US v. Whaley, No. 08-10951, SORNA, Commerce Clause.

Defendant's conviction for failure to register in accordance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is affirmed where SORNA does not exceed Congress's powers under the Commerce Clause because it forbids sex offenders from using the channels of interstate commerce to evade their registration requirements.
Read US v. Whaley, No. 08-10951 (or here)
Filed July 21, 2009, Opinion by Judge Benavides