A group of people forced to register as sex offenders in New York have been granted a preliminary injunction by a Federal District Court in New York against the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which sought to ban these individual’s access to social medial.

The court found that, “New York’s attempt to advance this interest via blanket restrictions cannot be squared with the significant freedom of speech rights at stake.”

The court said that any ban on social media must be individualized and cannot be applied as a one-size-fits-all restriction that’s applied to everyone classified as a sex offender.

The memorandum and order can be read here: NY Social Media Decision

 

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