Huge WIN in Illinois. A defendant challenged the State’s complete ban on accessing ‘social networking websites’ as a condition of probation as unreasonable and unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Supreme court agreed.

This broadens the effect of Packingham (which was the SCOTUS case that found complete bans on accessing social media were unconstitutional except for as a condition of probation) for people on probation in Illinois. However, while Packingham was binding on all states, this case is only binding on IL. That said; it’s a supreme court of IL case and it makes for useful persuasive precedent.

You can read the OPINION here.

 

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