S. V. Carr Case Analysis

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The Supreme Court reviewed the case of United States v. Carr beginning on September 30, 2009, and made a ruling on the matter June 1, 2010. The case involved SORNA (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act), which is a part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The act requires sex offenders to be registered in a database and keep current any changes to their address, just to name a couple of the requirements (n.a., 2014). Moreover, the Carr case involved a sex offender who was convicted before SORNA going into effect and then moved to another state but did not register. He was arrested for another crime, and it was discovered he had not registered and was also charged with the violation. Notwithstanding, SORNA requires sex offenders to register even if they were convicted before the law going into effect, which is what the defense was arguing against in this matter. The case was initially determined by the Ohio State Supreme Court to violate the state constitution, but the ruling was overturned by the U.S. Supreme …show more content…
This event was heart-wrenching for every parent in America who was seeing it televised but has been particularly devastating for his parent’s John and Reve Walsh. Unsurprisingly, the victim’s parents who had also become victims due to the tragedy, started a campaign, or crusade as it were, to aid in the prevention of this type of deplorable criminal act from occurring again or at least reduce the chances. Obviously, it was a long hard battle, which was finally won on the 25th anniversary of young Adam’s abduction, when President George W. Bush passed into law, House Resolution (H.R.) 4472; the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (n.a.