A case overturning a North Carolina law banning sex criminals from having a social media presence


Issues & Arguments

  • The North Carolina law, NCGS §14-202.5, defines a social media site too broadly

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Timeline

  • Mar 21, 2016 - Petition for a writ of certiorari filed
  • Oct 28, 2016 - They agreed to hear the case
  • Feb 27, 2017 - The case was argued in front of the Supreme Court
  • Jun 19, 2017 - the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous judgment in favor of the accused

Outcome

  • In an 8-0 decision all justices agreed that a North Carolina law prohibiting previously convicted sex offenders from accessing or using “social networking” websites violates the First Amendment
  • Justice Neil Gorsuch did not participate

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