United States v. Bobal, No. 19–10678 (11th Cir. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of a sex offense in federal court and, as a part of the conditions of his sentence, the trial court imposed lifelong computer restrictions on him. On appeal, Appellant argued that the conditions violated his First Amendment rights.
Holding: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conditions imposed by the lower court. The Court found that, unlike prior cases dealing with internet-based restrictions, the restrictions at issue here were imposed as a part of the Appellant’s criminal sentence and thus did not violate his First Amendment rights.