SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether sex offenders' use of social media constitutes free speech protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Monday's hearing in San Francisco federal court comes after U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson preliminarily blocked part of a voter-approved ballot initiative related to human trafficking.
Proposition 35 requires registered sex offenders to give authorities a list of their Internet providers and screen names.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued, arguing that the rule restricts offenders' rights to free speech, due process and equal protection.
Proponents say courts elsewhere have rejected similar challenges.
The lawsuit does not affect provisions in the measure that toughen penalties on those convicted of human trafficking. Voters overwhelmingly approved the initiative last month.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
A wildfire spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, threatening several back-country homes and destroying one of them before ground and airborne crews could subdue the flames.
A man was shot by Sheriff's Deputies Friday night after leading authorities in a high-speed pursuit that came to an end in Del Mar Heights.
Day two of Comic-Con has come and gone, but tens of thousands of people are still hitting the streets of downtown San Diego – pumping thousands of dollars into the local economy.
For years, Honor Flight San Diego has fulfilled its mission to fly San Diego’s war heroes to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service.
A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed Friday inside an Oceanside apartment building today and a person of interest was being questioned, according to police.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
Improving surveillance camera technology is helping homeowners fight back against thieves. The latest cameras are delivering clear and multi-angle images that can lead straight to the suspects.
News 8 Sports Director, Kyle Kraska, spent a few hours with Padres all-time great Trevor Hoffman who is headed to Cooperstown to be inducted into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame.
Comic-con is famous for its crazy costumes, but sometimes those outrageous outfits fall apart at the worst time.