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This program examines the constitutional implications of anti-cyberbullying legislation. Many states have recently enacted legislation aimed at curbing cyberbullying, which involves the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. There is a great concern that these laws, primarily aimed at protecting teenagers, may be invalidated if challenged because they may run afoul of the U.S. Constitution, particularly on free speech grounds.
Courtenay Dunn, Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg, Philadelphia, PA
Professor Julie Nice, University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA
Dean A. Olson, Partner, Morris, Pollich & Purdy, Los Angeles, CA