Thu, 20 April 2017
NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez recently had the opportunity to speak with attorneys Jonathan Hacker and Deanna Rice from the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Jon and Deanna, together with their Associate Kimya Saied, co-authored NACDL’s amicus curiae, or friend of the court, brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Packingham v. North Carolina. The case concerns the proliferation of collateral consequences that deprive convicted persons of fundamental rights without a sound basis in law. At issue in this case is a North Carolina law that makes it a felony for a person on North Carolina’s registry of former sex offenders to use a social media platform if the site is known to allow minors to have an account. Mr. Packingham was convicted of posting “God is good” on Facebook in celebration of the dismissal of a traffic ticket. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Ezra Dunkle-Polier and Alexandra Funk, production assistants. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 21m44s.