Challenging the punitiveness of ‘new-generation’ SORN laws

Wayne A. Logan of the Florida State University College of Law has an article in the 21 New Law Review article worth checking out.Here is the abstract:Sex offender registration and notification (SORN) laws have been in effect nationwide since the 1990s, and publicly available registries today contain information on hundreds of thousands of individuals. To […]

Convicted of violating a law that does not exist

Commentary from the Cato Institute on a relevant case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall.Herman Gundy stands convicted of violating a law that, for all intents and purposes, doesn’t exist. You may recall from high school civics that the Constitution separates the powers of the federal government among three coordinate branches. […]

Case could help prevent Congress from outsourcing its power

Elizabeth Slattery and John-Michael Seibler of the Heritage Foundation comment on a Supreme Court case that could have ramifications for registered citizens.How much authority can Congress give to the attorney general to effectively write the criminal laws? That’s a question the Supreme Court will address next term in a newly added case, Gundy v. United States. […]