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US v. George, No. 08-30339

Defendant's conviction for failure to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act (SORNA) is affirmed where an individual's obligation to register is not dependent on a state's implementation of SORNA, and thus the fact that Washington had not implemented SORNA at the time of defendant's sexual abuse of a minor conviction was irrelevant.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted June 2, 2009

Filed August 25, 2009


Opinion by Judge Thompson


For Appellant:

Rebecca Louise Pennell, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Yakima, WA

For Appellee:

Alexander C. Ekstrom, Assistant United States Attorney, Yakima, WA