Court considers whether RSO required to register when moving overseas

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a registered sex offender should be required to notify authorities when moving to another country.

The case, Nichols v. United States, focuses on Lester Nichols, a convicted sex offender who moved from Kansas to the Philippines in November 2012, eight months after he was released from prison. A month later, he was arrested and deported back to the U.S. for failing to update his sex offender registry. 

The Hill reports that Justices seemed skeptical of the government’s argument that Nichols was required under SORNA to notify Kansas within three business days of his move.

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