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  • SORNA / Megan's Law - Which Version Applies to You?
    SORNA / Megan's Law - Which Version Applies to You?

    There have been 5 iterations of Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law (3) and SORNA (2) to date – but which one applies to you? The newest iteration of the Sexual Offenders Registration and Notification Act ...

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  • SORNA - Act 10 And 29 of February 21, 2018 Faces Constitutional Challenge
    SORNA - Act 10 And 29 of February 21, 2018 Faces Constitutional Challenge

    The newest iteration of the Sexual Offenders Registration and Notification Act (Act 10 and 29 of February 21, 2018, eff. immed.) was determined by a County Judge in Montgomery to be unconstitutional ...

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  • SORNA’s Lifetime Registration Provision as Applied to Juveniles Is Unconstitutional
    SORNA’s Lifetime Registration Provision as Applied to Juveniles Is Unconstitutional

    The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has previously held that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act’s (SORNA) lifetime registration provision as applied to juveniles violated juvenile ...

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  • Confusion Exists for Those Required to Register with Out of State Convictions
    Confusion Exists for Those Required to Register with Out of State Convictions

    SORNA or Act 10 of 2018 attempts to align those persons convicted of offenses into two groups and includes offenders from another state. By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini , SORNA Attorney, ...

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  • A Defense to SORNA- Ohio Provides the Template
    A Defense to SORNA- Ohio Provides the Template

    The Separation of Powers Doctrine may provide relief to some SORNA/AWA registrants. In July 2007, Ohio passed its version of SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) or the Adam Walsh ...

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  • Internet Posting of Convicted Megan's Law Lifetime Registrants
    Internet Posting of Convicted Megan's Law Lifetime Registrants

    Provision of Megan's Law requiring internet posting of photographs and information regarding lifetime registrants was not punitive and did not violate ex post facto provisions. The Pennsylvania ...

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