BY MARY MARSHALL
The New York Court of Appeals rejected a cyberbullying law on Tuesday for fear that the broad description of banned actions might infringe on rights promised in the First Amendment.
The original Albany County law created in 2010 would have made the act of cyberbullying a crime, however; it was struck down in a ruling 5-2 on account of the original text spanning "far beyond the cyber-bullying of children," according to The Wall Street Journal.
The law prohibits “electronic communication intended to harass, annoy, threaten … or otherwise inflict significant emotional harm on another person,” according to Reuters.
Jane and Joseph Clementi are parents of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman who was a victim of cyberbullying at Rutgers University in 2010, which lead to his suicide. They are many advocates against cyberbullying who have shown concern about the decision of the law, according to advocate.com.