Reply To: Okay to ban sex offenders from social media? Who’s next?


North Carolina is unique in that the social network ban is also prohibited by state statute. There are only a couple of states that do this. And, as I’ve pointed out in other areas, this was a criminal prosecution. This was NOT a lawsuit. Lester Packingham was prosecuted by the state of North Carolina for being on Facebook. He was convicted. He appealed. The Packingham case is a criminal case, not a civil case. As a citizen, Packingham has every right to challenge a criminal conviction on the basis that he believes he was convicted under an unconstitutional statute. We await the high Court’s decision.