Retroactive application of SORNA or Megan's Law IV violates Ex Post Facto clauses of both federal and state constitutions.
6th Circuit holds that Michigan's retroactive SORNA requirements are punishment.
Language in Megan's Law II for lifetime registration as a sexual offender requires an act, conviction, and a subsequent act and conviction, not convictions for two or more offenses before convictions and sentences on one.
Time credit was granted for six years the registrant spent registering in two other state before transferring to Pennsylvania.
Since Megan's Law IV became effective on December 20, 2012, there have been several decisions that have altered the Act's applicability in some cases.
The concept of Com v. Hainesworth may not be applicable to federal cases where the Commonwealth is not a participant in the plea agreement
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that SORNA's registration requirements violate juvenile offender's due process rights.
A provision of Megan's Law IV or the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA") that requires in person registration is unconstitutional.
The new felony crime of corruption of minors passed in 2010 is not the same crime as the misdemeanor corruption for SORNA purposes.
I recently blogged in April 2013, that a County judge upheld a plea agreement over mandatory registration requirements. That decision has now been upheld by the State Superior Court.