Case could help prevent Congress from outsourcing its power

Elizabeth Slattery and John-Michael Seibler of the Heritage Foundation comment on a Supreme Court case that could have ramifications for registered citizens.

How much authority can Congress give to the attorney general to effectively write the criminal laws? 

That’s a question the Supreme Court will address next term in a newly added case, Gundy v. United States. This case goes to the heart of the Constitution’s separation of powers and, specifically, how much Congress can pass the buck to the executive branch to make our nation’s laws. And that, in turn, is about safeguarding liberty. 

In Gundy, the court will review Congress’ delegation of authority to the attorney general to decide whether and how to retroactively apply the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006, also known as SORNA.

Read the full commentary here.

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