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


The docket number was assigned by a clerk, who is responsible for putting your petition on the court’s docket. That clerk is not responsible for determining if you have a case or if any stays will interfere with a judgement. A judge has not seen your petition yet.

PSP isn’t what you should be worried about complying with a final ruling. PA’s state legislators must rewrite the law so that it complies with the ruling, until then PSP will continue enforcing the law in the books.

Take the Snyder case for example, if you think all those registrants are now free, you are mistaken. As far as I know, not a single one has been removed yet as they wait for Michigan state legislators and ACLU to work out and agree on what these changes will be and who will be affected by them. Only when the new law is passed will Michigan State Police begin complying and removing affected registrants.

If you are going to pressure anyone into complying after this case is denied or decided, PA state legislators is good place to start, and people who specialize in this sort of thing are already preparing for that.