Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Carr v. United States

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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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