Reply To: Packingham: Unanimous Court strikes NC’s social media ban

Jeremy Heady

Actually, that’s not entirely correct. There is no federal registry in the way you claim. The AWA and the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children Act only serve to force the states to create registries. There is no official federal registry other than piggybacking off of the states’ respective registries. I only know this because I was convicted by military court martial. There was no requirement that I join a registry, although they had instructions that I follow registry laws in whatever state I resided in. Since Indiana has declared SORA punitive as it applies to Indiana residents, I have considered fighting my registry status on ex post facto grounds.