Many other states follow the “Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking” (SMART) guidelines, which were authorized in accordance with Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.The guidelines provide a set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and categorize offenders into a three tier/level system, which is based on the severity of an offender’s crimes — Level 3 being the most dangerous offender.
According to Susan, a month into the relationship, Josh told her he was on the sex offender registry for a crime he committed while he was serving in the Marines."My husband came home early one day after having a big fight over the weekend and he caught Josh and me in the shower,” Susan said.
“As a result, the Court must exercise extreme caution before suggesting that the First Amendment provides scant protection for access to vast networks in that medium.” The justices sent the case back to the state Supreme Court to reverse its earlier decision.
“In sum, to foreclose access to social media altogether is to prevent the user from engaging in the legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights,” Kennedy’s ruling states. Packingham was convicted in May 2012 of violating the 2008 social media ban and received a suspended sentence and probation.
His post was about a court’s resolution of a traffic ticket he had received. “This language is bound to be interpreted by some to mean that the states are largely powerless to restrict even the most dangerous sexual predators from visiting any internet sires, including for example internet dating sites,” Alito wrote for the three justices.
Many states have laws that require sex offenders to provide information about their internet use to authorities.