Federal Court Upholds Law on Sex Offender Registration

Recently a federal appeals court has maintained authority on enforcing a current law regarding sex offenders registering with authorities when moving from state to state. U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell of Orlando, Fla., erred when he ruled the registration provision of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 was “facially unconstitutional,” a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found in two opinions. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, part of the Walsh law, were the specific issues in the upheld ruling. John Badalamenti, an assistant federal public defender in Tampa, says Congress overstepped its boundaries because the states enforce registration requirements.

Sex offenders, take notice that whenever you move , in or out of your probation, you MUST always notify the feds AND the state that you are doing so. Don’t risk it or just plain ignore the rules by not telling officials.


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