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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS considered likely to approve cert grant in Indiana sex offender case

Listed today on SCOTUSblog's "Petitions to Watch for the Conference of 9.29.09 (Part II)" is the 7th Circuit opinion in the Indiana case of:

Docket: 08-1301
Title: Carr v. United States
Issue: Whether a person may be criminally prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. § 2250 for failure to register when the defendant’s underlying offense and travel in interstate commerce both predated the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act’s enactment ; whether the Ex Post Facto Clause precludes prosecution under § 2250(a) of a person whose underlying offense and travel in interstate commerce both predated SORNA’s enactment.
See the ILB summary of the Dec. 22, 2008 opinion(s) here. The issue is "the ex post facto clause of Article I, section 9, of the Constitution."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 23, 2009 12:27 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions