Federal judges have overturned an Indiana law banning registered sex offenders from Facebook. The 7th Circuit of Appeals in Chicago ruled the ban unconstitutional, on the grounds that it was too broad and wasn't well-targeted at protecting children.
The case was brought by the ACLU on behalf of a man convicted of sex offenses including child exploitation. The group argued that he shouldn't be banned from social networks, since he is no longer on probation.
A previous ruling backed the Indiana law, on the grounds that social networks had become a "virtual playground for sexual predators."
Courts have overturned similar bans in Nebraska and Louisiana.