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


North Carolina was outright banning registrants from even accessing social media websites. That is what was found unconstitutional. As far as I know North Carolina was the only state that did that.

This does not change your reporting requirements or the terms of your probation or supervised release. Please keep that in mind if you attend tonight’s cinference call about this ruling.

I know everyone is wondering how this affects you in your state. What this means for you is: No state can enact a social media ban that punishes you for accessing those websites. As long as your probation or supervised release allows it, and you report your information to the police, you will be okay.