United States Eighth Circuit

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US v. May, 07-3515

Denial of defendant's motion to dismiss an indictment charging him with failure to register as a sex offender is affirmed where: 1) contrary to defendant's claim, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) applies to him; 2) prosecuting defendant under SORNA is not retrospective and does not violate the ex post facto clause; 3) he lacked standing to raise a challenge regarding the non-delegation doctrine; 4) defendant's due process rights were not violated; and 5) SORNA does not violate the commerce clause.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/31/2008
  • Published 07/31/2008


  • RILEY, Circuit Judge., Before RILEY, BOWMAN, and HANSEN, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Eighth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • James F. Whalen, AFPD, argued, Des Moines, IA, for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Andrew H. Kahl, AUSA, argued, Shannon Olson, AUSA, on the brief, Des Moines, IA, for appellee.