Reply To: PA’s high court rules retroactive SORNA violates constitution

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Robin Vander Wall
Robin Vander Wall
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Because the U. S. Supreme Court has no jurisdiction on state constitutional claims

This is not true. The Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution gives the high Court jurisdiction over a state supreme court’s disposition of state constitutional claims and it will exercise this supremacy in instances where a federal question is clearly perceived.