August 7, 2013
United States of America Plaintiff - Appellee
Terry Black Lance Defendant-Appellant
Submitted: July 18, 2013
Appeal from United States District Court for the District of South Dakota - Sioux Falls
Before GRUENDER, BENTON, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.
After the district court denied his motion to dismiss his indictment, Terry Black Lance conditionally pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2250(a). In a motion to dismiss, Lance challenged the constitutionality of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) – specifically, 42 U.S.C. § 16913(d) – under the non-delegation doctrine. On appeal, he argues that the district court erred in denying his motion to dismiss. To the contrary, as decided in United States v. Kuehl, 706 F.3d 917, 920 (8th Cir. 2013), SORNA does not violate the non-delegation doctrine.
The judgment is affirmed.