Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Carr v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1301 7th Cir. Feb 24, 2010
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Jun 1, 2010 6-3 Sotomayor OT 2009

Holding: The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2007 makes it a crime for convicted sex offenders to fail to register with local authorities when they move to a new state. The Court rules that the Act does not apply to sex offenders moved before the Act went into effect.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on June 1, 2010. Justice Scalia joined in part, and filed a separate opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Thomas and Ginsburg.

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