In the News: ACLU opposes PA sexting law

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in Blog |

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the ACLU and the Juvenile Law Center are opposing a Pennsylvania bill that is intended to make sexting a lesser offense for minors.  The ACLU argues that by criminalizing sexting, juveniles are left with a permanent mark that would harm their ability to get a job, be admitted to certain colleges, and join the military. For more information, go to:...

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In the News: Pa Legislature works to de-felonize sexting

Posted by on Jan 26, 2010 in Blog |

After several cases where district attorneys have pursued felony charges against teens accused of sending sexually explicit photos of themselves, the Pennsylvania General Assembly House of Representatives is proposing a bill that would make “sexting” by teens a second-degree misdemeanor.   The statute would amend the criminal code by adding 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6321. The new statute would prohibit any minor over the age of 13 from sending...

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