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Prof. Robson on Efforts to Ban Sex Offenders from Using Online Social Sites

April 10, 2012

In a Salon article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on recent initiatives in several states to restrict or ban registered sex offenders from online sites focused on social networking, virtual gaming, and online dating. Speaking specifically about a bill in Louisiana, Robson was quoted saying it is “infringing upon a group of people‚Äôs First Amendment rights” and that it’s “creating a new crime [i.e. using Facebook] based upon their previous conviction.”

Prof. Robson teaches in the areas of constitutional law, family law, feminist legal theory, and sexuality and the law. She is the author of many articles in such journals as New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, Albany Law Review, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, Hastings Law Journal, Australian Feminist Law Journal, and Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence.

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