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REYNOLDS v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 10-6549
Certiorari Granted: 01/24/11
Argued: October 3, 2011
Decided: 01/23/12

Topics:

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Administrative Procedure, SORNA, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, Uniform Code of Military Justice

PartyNames: Billy Joe Reynolds v. United States
Petitioner: Billy Joe Reynolds
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Citation: 380 FED.APPX. 125

Billy Joe Reynolds
v.
United States
Consideration Limited:

LIMITED TO QUESTION I PRESENTED BY THE PETITION

Question Presented:

I. DOES MR. REYNOLDS HAVE STANDING UNDER THE PLAIN READING OF THE S.O.R.N.A. STATUTE TO RAISE CLAIMS CONCERNING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S INTERIM RULE AND IS REVIEW BY THIS COURT IS NEEDED TO RESOLVE THE CIRCUIT CONFLICT? II. DOES S.O.R.N.A. VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION AND SHOULD THIS COURT HEAR BILLY JOE REYNOLDS' CASE TO RESOLVE CONFLICTING COURT OPINIONS CONCERNING THE COMMERCE CLAUSE, THE EX POST FACTO CLAUSE AND DUE PROCESS?

Question:

1. Does Reynolds have standing under SORNA to raise claims concerning the Attorney General's Interim Rule? 2. Is review by the Court necessary to resolve a split among the circuit courts?

REYNOLDS v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

10/03/11

Listen to Oral Argument in REYNOLDS v. UNITED STATES
Holding: REVERSED AND REMANDED
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Reynolds, 2 vote(s) against
Vote: 7-2
Majority: Breyer,Roberts,Kennedy,Thomas,Alito,Sotomayor,Kagan
Dissenting: Scalia, Ginsburg
Opinion By:
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