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U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito Jr. arrive to testify in at U.S. House of Representatives about the court’s budget. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi/ NLJ

A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a federal law on sex offender registration, finding that Congress did not delegate too much power to the attorney general to establish the statute’s regulations.

The long-awaited ruling in Gundy v. United States sidestepped a full examination of the nondelegation doctrine, which limits the ability of Congress to delegate its legislative powers to executive branch agencies.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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