Packingham v. North Carolina Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Packingham v. North Carolina, a case questioning whether a North Carolina law banning registered sex offenders… read more

Packingham v. North Carolina Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Packingham v. North Carolina, a case questioning whether a North Carolina law banning registered sex offenders from using social media violates First Amendment free speech rights. In 2002 Lester Packingham pled guilty to taking indecent liberties with a minor when he was a 21-year-old college student. He received a suspended sentence, two years probation, and had to register as a sex offender. Packingham had a clean record until he was arrested in 2010 for celebrating the dismissal of a parking ticket by thanking God on his Facebook page. In North Carolina it is a felony for registered sex offenders to “access” any social networking website not restricted to adults, which includes Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

On June 19, 2017, the Court unanimously ruled the law violates First Amendment free speech rights. close

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Packingham v. North Carolina Oral Argument

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Program ID:
421324-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 03, 2017 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
Last Aired:
Jul 06, 2017 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 03, 2017 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 03, 2017 | 11:14pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 2017 | 3:37am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 2017 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 04, 2017 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 06, 2017 | 4:43pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 19, 2017 | 4:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 19, 2017 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2017 | 1:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 25, 2017 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 06, 2017 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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