Supreme Court Rules That North Carolina Can’t Deny Sex Offenders Access to Facebook

Supreme Court Rules That North Carolina Can’t Deny Sex Offenders Access to Facebook

A unanimous Supreme Court today struck down a North Carolina law that makes it a felony for a registered sex offender “to access a commercial social networking Web site where the sex offender knows that the site permits minor children to become members or to create or maintain personal Web pages.” That’s pretty much all of them: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

The case, Packingham v. North Carolina, centers on sex offender Lester Packingham, who was convicted for posting “God is Good! How about I got so much favor they dismissed the ticket before court even started?…

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