A federal appeals court on Friday takes up the growing practice of "sexting" as the judges tackle the vexing question of whether such images can be deemed child pornography. The appeal stems from a civil rights suit brought by three Pennsylvania girls against then-District Attorney George Skumanick Jr. alleging that he violated their First Amendment rights with his threat of a child pornography prosecution if they refused to take a class he had designed to educate youths about the dangers of sexting.
'Sexting' Case to Take Center Stage at 3rd Circuit
The Legal Intelligencer
January 14, 2010