SCOTUS To Consider Sex Offenders On Social Media

posted by Mark Starling -

The Supreme Court will hear a case today to decide if a North Carolina law banning sex offenders from social media is constitutional.  

Registered sex offender Lester Packingham Junior violated the law back in 2010 when he made a post on Facebook.  An investigation revealed Packingham used an alias to post, and he was convicted of a felony.  The law is designed to keep sex offenders off platforms where they could find information on children, but Packingham's lawyers say he made no attempt to contact minors.  

They argue that social media is essential to the exercise of free speech in America today.

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