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Supreme Court strikes down law banning use of Facebook by registered sex offenders

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The supreme court unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that bars the use of commercial social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites by registered sex offenders.

A lower court upheld the law, but lawyers for Lester Gerard Packingham-who is a registered sex offender- say it is too broad and swept in their client even though his Facebook posting concerned the fact that his parking ticket was dismissed.

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