The ACLU, which was joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, argued that these facets of the initiative violate the free speech rights of even sex convicts.

EFF staff attorney Hanni Fakhoury said this earlier this week:

Requiring people to give up their right to speak freely and anonymously about civic matters is unconstitutional, and restrictions like this damage robust discussion and debate on important and controversial topics. When the government starts gathering online profiles for one class of people, we all need to worry about the precedent it sets.

Friday, November 9, 2012
LA Weekly

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