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“My Fox 8” declare : Supreme Court weighs NC law banning sex offenders from Facebook

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As it stated in  Supreme Court weighs NC law banning sex offenders from FacebookWASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a North Carolina law that bans convicted sex offenders from social media websites, according to McClatchy.
The case has reached the Supreme Court after a divided ruling in North Carolina’s highest court.
Packingham said his constitutional right to free speech is being violated by the law that bans him from using social media.
A 2008 North Carolina law banned Packingham from using social media.
Thanks, Jesus,” sex offender Lester Packingham Jr. posted to Facebook in 2010 after a pending traffic ticket was dismissed.

according to His state, Nebraska and Indiana have had laws that federal courts ruled violated the free-speech rights of sex offenders.
The law addressed websites that might allow sex offenders to gather information about minors, the state court said.
“This North Carolina law keeps registered sex offenders off of social networking websites that kids use without denying the offenders access to the internet.
The vast majority of the more than 800,000 sex offenders nationwide are required to register their names, addresses and photographs on registries maintained by states, Clark said.
The case reaches the Supreme Court after it was upheld by North Carolina’s highest court in a divided ruling.

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Supreme Court considers law banning sex offenders from Facebook

according to The US Supreme Court is considering a law banning convicted sex offenders from social media sites such as Facebook.
GAME DigitalThe law addressed websites which might allow sex offenders to gather information about minors, the state court said.
“This North Carolina law keeps registered sex offenders off of social networking websites that kids use without denying the offenders access to the internet.
The case goes to the Supreme Court after it was upheld by North Carolina’s highest court in a divided ruling.
The Supreme Court will now decide whether the law, meant to prevent communications between sex offenders and minors, is so broad it violates the Constitution’s free speech protections.

 

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