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SCOTUS to review case of former offender convicted for posting “God is good” on facebook.
Read the briefs http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/packingham-v-north-carolina/
SCOTUS provided a good decision in this case that says that the law prohibiting use of Facebook is unconstitutional.
But the best part of this decision is a little statement with a big message by justice Kennedy that says:
“Of importance, the troubling fact that the law imposes severe restrictions on persons who already have served their sentence and are no longer subject to the supervision of the criminal justice system“
Even better is that a federal district court in Colorado read that and included it in a favorable decision that found many things wrong with the Colorado SORA laws Read that decision here https://womenagainstregistry.org/MILLARD-et-al.v.Rankin
The very same day a favorable decision was released in Indiana that decided Indiana’s current SORA is ex-post-facto punishment and unconstitutional. See it here: Wallace v. State 905 N.E.2d 371 – 378 (Ind. 2009)
The bad news is that both of those last two decisions have been appealed by the government to the next higher courts so we have to wait to see how they go but if the Packingham decision is any indicater, I think SCOTUS wants to set things right.
Scotus might hear the Michigan successful win and make it a nationally controlling decision and even the Solicitor General of the United States thinks the Michigan decision is a good decision declaring that Michigan’s SORA laws are unconstitutional.
Is this the tipping point? I think it is.[/usersultra_protect_content]