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Constitutional Law

Sexting Case Shows Power of School to Suspend

Twenty students at Kings Park High School have been suspended for viewing cellphone video of a sexual encounter between a girl and a boy at a neighboring school, and while their parents are outraged over the punishment, insisting their children didn’t know what they were getting when they received the video, and that they deleted […]

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Constitutional Law Criminal Law Litigation

When is a Cellphone a Computer? When it is Used for “Sexting” According to a NY Appeals Court

It used to be an old adage in NY criminal jurisprudence that penal statutes had to be “strictly construed.” The reasoning behind this made sense. If we were going to punish people and possibly put them behind bars, then we should put them on notice of the exact type of conduct that would put them […]