United States v. Holena, 906 F.3d 288 (3rd Cir. 2018)
Nature of Case: Holena was convicted of a federal child solicitation offense and received a term of imprisonment plus a lifetime of supervised release. On release from prison, he had to abide by numerous internet-related conditions, which he violated. The District Court imposed a lifetime ban from Holena using or possessing any computers, electronic communications devices, or electronic storage devices. Holena objected and appealed the lifetime ban.
Holding: Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the imposition of the lifetime ban. Court held that the conditions imposed were contradictory, more restrictive than necessary to achieve the aims of supervised release, and ultimately implicate First Amendment concerns. Reversed and remanded to the District Court for new revocation hearing.