Judge Shuts Down La.'s Social Media Ban For Sex Offenders

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 10:08 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday said Louisiana's law banning sex offenders convicted of crimes involving children from using social media such as Facebook and Myspace is unconstitutional, finding the law amounts to a near-total ban on Internet access.

U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson said the law — which prohibits sex offenders previously convicted of crimes involving juveniles or minors from using or accessing social networking sites, chat rooms or peer-to-peer networks — violates the offenders' First Amendment rights because it is overbroad, and voided the...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Doe v. Jindal et al


Case Number

3:11-cv-00554

Court

Louisiana Middle

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute

Judge

Brian A. Jackson

Date Filed

August 15, 2011

Companies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.