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


rwvnral, would any of these factors come into play for persons who remain on state supervision even AFTER serving the balance of the adjudged sentence:

(1) Narrowly tailored, more focused measures to ensure no criminal misuse of Internet access takes place such as installing monitoring software on the offender’s computer, questions regarding illicit Internet use during semi-annual polygraph examinations, random unannounced searches of the offender’s computer, phone, tablet, or any other device capable of storing digital data.

(2) The Internet was not used to commit the offense(s) for which the offender stands convicted.

(3) A near-total blackout of all Internet activities outside of work or education is too broad and goes beyond the scope necessary to achieve the state’s objectives of protecting society from on-line predation.

Protected free speech is disproportionately burdened.