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Anti-bullying statute not a restriction on free speech, appeals court says (access required)

North Carolina’s prohibition against cyber-bullying is not unconstitutionally overbroad, the state’s Court of Appeals ruled June 16 in a first-impression decision upholding a teenager’s conviction under the statute. Robert Bishop was convicted of cyberbullying in February 2014 for posts he made to social media while he was a student at Southern Alamance High School. In Facebook ...

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