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Indiana: Federal court upholds free speech rights of sex offenders

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an Indiana law prohibiting sex offenders from using Facebook is unconstitutional. The court said the state went too far in restricting free speech rather than specifically curtailing insidious communications to minors, reports Charles Wilson for the  Associated Press, January 23, 2013.

The ruling could affect litigation in California over the state’s recently passed referendum that requires sex offenders to give the government a list of their social media identifiers, reports Timothy B. Lee, ArsTechnica, January 23, 2013. -db

Opinion: Doe v. Prosecutor, Marion County, Indiana

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