Carr v. United States
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Feb 24, 2010
|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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- Sex offender registration under SORNA (Anna Christensen)
- SORNA and the Ex Post Facto Clause (Anna Christensen)
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Thomas Carr
- Brief for Respondent United States
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Thomas Carr
- Brief for National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the State of Kansas, et al. in Support of Respondent