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Supreme Court: Sex Offenders Can Use Facebook

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The Supreme Court ruled that a ban preventing sex offenders from using social media is unconstitutional. Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, and Mark Thompson, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/

“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.

The justices ruled unanimously in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook boast about beating a traffic ticket led to his conviction for violating a 2008 law aimed at keeping sex offenders off internet sites children might use.

The court rejected the state's argument that the law deals with the virtual world in the same way that states keep sex offenders out of playgrounds and other places children visit.

"In sum, to foreclose access to social media altogether is to prevent the user from engaging in the legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion.”

Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/06/19/business/ap-us-supreme-court-sex-offenders-facebook-ban.html?mcubz=1&_r=1

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, Mark Thompson

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, Mark Thompson

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