Sex Offenders' Right To Use Facebook — Ind. Weighs In

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT) -- Convicted sex offenders are often prohibited from using Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites as part of their sentence. On Friday, June 22, 2012, Indiana joined several states that have considered the constitutionality of such a social networking ban. These contentious lawsuits pit the public's disgust with sex crimes against our treasured guarantees of free speech and individual freedom.

Courts have long upheld laws that place restrictions on convicted sex offenders who have completed their sentences — restricting where they live and work, and requiring...
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