Reply To: Packingham: Unanimous Court strikes NC’s social media ban


It doesn’t except perhaps in a persuasive way. People on probation or parole are still under a sentencing obligation and are not entitled to the full restoration of their rights until their sentences are complete. However, any conditions of probation or parole that an individual believes to be unreasonable may be challenged through appropriate channels (first, to the supervising officer or his/her superior or, failing that, second, before a court of competent jurisdiction). But ALWAYS abide by whatever restrictions have been imposed by the supervising officer until such time as you have been given notice that you are released from such obligations…otherwise, you risk being violated and sent back to prison.