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US v. Griffey, No. 09-11696

By FindLaw Staff on December 16, 2009 11:58 AM

Defendant's conviction for failure to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is affirmed where: 1) because Alabama had not implemented SORNA's requirements into its registry program during the time period charged in the indictment, Alabama did not have a duty to notify defendant of his duty to register; and 2) 18 U.S.C. section 2250(a) did not require that defendant specifically know that he was violating SORNA, but only that he "knowingly" violated a legal registration requirement upon relocating.

Read US v. Griffey, No. 09-11696

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Filed December 15, 2009

Judges

Per Curiam

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