Supreme Court strikes down NC law banning use of Facebook by registered sex offenders

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that bars the use of commercial social networking sites, including Facebook, by registered sex offenders.

A lower court upheld the law, but lawyers for Lester Gerard Packingham — who is a registered sex offender — say it is too broad and swept in their client even though his Facebook posting concerned the fact that his parking ticket was dismissed.

“No fine, no court costs, nothing spent… Praise be to...

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