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NY Appeals Court Votes Against Cyberbully Law

NY Appeals Court Votes Against Cyberbully Law
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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.

 

Independence Day: Interesting Facts About the Fourth of July

Independence Day: Interesting Facts About the Fourth of July
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Lee Resolution, also known as the resolution of independence, was an act of the Second Continental Congress declaring the United Colonies to be indepe...

NJ Has Mixed Reactions to Obama's Call for Immigration Reform

NJ Has Mixed Reactions to Obama's Call for Immigration Reform
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The President has recently expressed plans to take a more active role in the immigration crisis—even if it means making moves executively without waiting for congr...

Newark Liberty, John F. Kenney International, LaGuardia Airports and Stewart Airport Now Offer Free Wi-Fi

Newark Liberty, John F. Kenney International, LaGuardia Airports and Stewart Airport Now Offer Free Wi-Fi
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The wait for a flight in New York and New Jersey airports doesn’t have to be a costly experience anymore with a newly approved plan offering 30 minutes of free Wi-...

Port Authority Bus Terminal Need Major Tune-up

Port Authority Bus Terminal Need Major Tune-up
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Sen. Loretta Weinberg now resides over a panel that is focusing on the many complaints commuters have been having with the NJ Transit buses and Port Authority B...

New Jersey Receives Less Than Half of Amount Allotted to NY for Sandy Relief

New Jersey Receives Less Than Half of Amount Allotted to NY for Sandy Relief
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has received less than half of the financial aid for Sandy relief as New York City and New York state combined.

A new investigation done by the NJ Spotli...

Chris Christie gives partial support to homosexuality

Chris Christie gives partial support to homosexuality
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gov. Chris Christie denounced Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s view on homosexuality being comparable to alcoholism.

At a Q&A in San Francisco Perry had said, “I may ...

The Lost Clinton Fortune

The Lost Clinton Fortune
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

All of us have drawers full of objects, gifts that we have never used (and probably never will), furniture we don’t really need or use b...

4 Reasons Elizabeth Warren Could Be President

4 Reasons Elizabeth Warren Could Be President
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Hillary Clinton book tour has renewed speculation that the former Secretary of State would become a Democratic candidate for the presidency in 2016.

But a former New...

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