Should sex offenders be barred from social media? The US Supreme Court will decide

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Packingham v. North Carolina on Monday (Feb. 27), which looks at whether a state law banning use of social media by registered sex offenders is unconstitutional under the First Amendment—a provision of the US Constitution that protects freedom of speech.

Lester Packingham, the petitioner, pled guilty in 2002 to statutory rape after having sex with a 13-year-old girl he claims he was dating. He was 21 at the time; he says

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