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US v. Hester, No. 08-4665

Defendant's conviction for traveling in interstate commerce and failing to register or update his sex offender registration in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is affirmed where the fact that defendant had no actual notice of SORNA was not sufficient to render his prosecution pursuant to that statute a violation of his due process rights.

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Appellate Information

Submitted: June 16, 2009

Decided: December 16, 2009


Per Curiam


For Appellant:

Timothy E. Austin and Molly Corbett, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Albany, NY

For Appellee:

Brenda K. Sannes and Andrew T. Baxter, Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Syracuse, NY