The Dobbs Wire: Just published! The Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center (SOLPRC) has just issued an “explainer” for attorneys about the new, complicated, and murky federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) regulations which took effect earlier this year. Get informed and make sure your legal eagles have a copy of the guide! –Bill Dobbs, The Dobbs Wire If you have something to say or would like to be on The Dobbs Wire list, drop us a line. [email protected] Twitter: @thedobbswire
SOLPRC’s Guide for Practitioners to New Federal SORNA Regulations Effective January 7, 2022
On December 8, 2021, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) published regulations regarding the implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”). The new regulations are notable for their emphasis on the responsibility of individuals with prior sex offense convictions to ensure compliance with Federal SORNA even where relevant state registration schemes maintain different requirements.
In light of the new regulations, and with the assistance of a number of attorneys and academics working in this area, SOLPRC has prepared a short guide to assist legal practitioners representing potential registrants.
SOLPRC will endeavor to update this guide with additional information and sources as more information emerges regarding the new regulations, including relevant legal challenges and federal enforcement. We invite attorneys working on registry legal issues to reach out to us with feedback, legal updates, or suggested areas of development to help us keep this guide accurate and up to date. MORE: