bullyNew York’s highest court has ruled that a law in Albany designed to outlaw cyberbullying in schools falls foul of the first amendment. The decision follows a prosecution under the law of a 15 year old who posted rumors about his classmates’ sex lives online.

In a lengthy ruling, first published by Court House News, and embedded below, the judge ruled that ‘the First Amendment forbids the government from deciding whether protected speech qualifies as “legitimate,” as Albany County has attempted to do.’

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