Judge Overturns Law Banning Sex Offenders on Facebook

A federal judge threw out a Louisiana law banning certain sex offenders from Facebook and other social networking sites, saying it was an unreasonable restriction on constitutionally protected speech that could keep them off the Internet entirely. The law, which took effect in August, made it a crime for anyone convicted of a sex offense against a minor or of video voyeurism to use networking websites, chat rooms and peer-to-peer networks.