supreme court rules north carolina sex offender social media restrictions unconstitutional

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the us supreme court [official website] held [opinion, pdf] on monday in packingham v. north carolina [scotusblog materials] that north carolina’s statute § 14-202.5 [text], which banned sex offenders from using commercial websites accessed by minors, violates the first amendment [text]. the statute was implemented to protect young adults from predatory practices often employed by sex offenders who target minors. the court found that the statute was too broad for the purpose of preventing recidivism and that barring the usage...