135 A.3d 178 (Pa. 2016), 181 MAL 2015, Commonwealth v. Gilbert

Docket Nº:181 MAL 2015
Citation:135 A.3d 178
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM:
Party Name:COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Respondent v. TAURUS KENYATA GILBERT, Petitioner
Case Date:April 22, 2016
Court:Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
 
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135 A.3d 178 (Pa. 2016)

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Respondent

v.

TAURUS KENYATA GILBERT, Petitioner

No. 181 MAL 2015

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

April 22, 2016

Editorial Note:

This decision has been designated as "Decision without published opinion." table in the Atlantic Reporter.

Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the Order of the Superior Court.

ORDER

PER CURIAM:

AND NOW, this 22nd day of April, 2016, the Petition for Allowance of Appeal is GRANTED. The issues, as stated by petitioner, are:

Page 179 1) Does the application of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.10 et seq., to [petitioner] violate [petitioner's] procedural due process rights under the Federal and Pennsylvania Constitutions, when [petitioner] was no longer serving a criminal sentence at the time SORNA became effective?

2) Does SORNA violate the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Federal Constitution when SORNA's purpose or effect is so punitive that it constitutes a retroactive increase in punishment when applied to [petitioner]?

3) Does SORNA violate the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania when SORNA's purpose or...

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