PolicyBeta – Blog Archive – Judge Weighing Dismissal in Cyberbullying Case

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 20, 2009
  • tags: cyberbullying

    • Perhaps federal prosecutors in Los Angeles are starting to get the message that not every bad act should be a federal crime. At what was meant to be a sentencing hearing, a federal judge indicated yesterday that he needs more time to weigh dismissing the indictment against Lori Drew, the St. Louis woman convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act—an anti-hacking law—for cyberbullying. “Using this particular statute in the particular way is so weird,” said Judge George Wu, according to an online Wired article. CDT couldn’t agree more, as we and others argued in an amicus brief last August.


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