"Student's Privacy Rights Violated in Pa. 'Sexting' Case, ACLU Suit Says"
By Douglas A. Berman
The title of this post is the headline of this interesting piece by Shannon Duffy in the The Legal Intelligencer. Here is how it starts:
The hot-button issue of "sexting" is coming back to court and this time the ACLU is setting out to establish that high school students have a right to privacy that includes the contents of their cell phones.
A team of lawyers from Cozen O'Connor has partnered with the ACLU of Pennsylvania to sue on behalf of a student who claims her constitutional rights were violated when the principal confiscated her cell phone, found nude images she had taken of herself and turned it over to prosecutors.
ACLU legal director Witold Walczak said the issue is an important one because many school officials incorrectly believe they have the right to search through cell phones whenever a student is misusing one...continue to full post
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