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Justices ponder if SORNA rule reaches back

WASHINGTON – That convicted sex offenders must register with their state of residence is a well-established rule. But when the offender was convicted and completed his criminal sentence years before the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act was enacted in 2006, does that rule apply to him? The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tackled that question during oral arguments Wednesday in the case U.S. v. Kebodeaux.

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