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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Convicted sex offender challenges lifetime Facebook ban: Federal lawsuit seeks access to social media for sex offenders"

Recalling yesterday's ILB post on the ACLU suit filed in federal court here, here are two posts yesterday from national blogs on related litigation.

"Federal District Court Strikes Down Ban on Much Internet Activity by Registered Sex Offenders," from The Volokh Conspiracy, begins:

A Louisiana statute bans much Internet activity by registered sex offenders who had been convicted of child pornography or other sex crimes involving children (or of video voyeurism); the law, like most other laws dealing with sex offenders, includes within its coverage sex offenders who are no longer in prison or on probation. The law bans “using or accessing of social networking websites, chat rooms, and peer-to-peer networks” by such offenders, unless “the offender has permission to use or access social networking websites, chat rooms, or peer-to-peer networks from his probation or parole officer or the court of original jurisdiction.”
From Sentencing Law Blog, "Federal judge finds unconstitutional broad state law limiting sex offender internet activity."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 22, 2012 11:33 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts