As reported in the Altona, PA newspaper, Altona Mirror on Jan 10, 2018

Under those opinions, questions arose as to the constitutionality of the state law requiring sexual offenders to register with state police and to periodically update their registration.

The court is questioning the constitutionality of sex offender laws as it pertains to dates of conviction as well as other considerations.

The key ruling, Long explained, that has caused the problem for the state’s prosecutors came July 19, when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found that requirements such as registration, public notification and other aspects of SORNA are “punitive in nature.”

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