As the nation's first case involving criminal prosecutions of teenagers for "sexting" hit a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, all three judges seemed skeptical of the prosecutor's claim that child pornography laws are violated when a teen transmits a nude image of herself. The three 3rd Circuit judges also seemed poised to declare that a Pennsylvania county DA violated three girls' First Amendment rights with his threat of a criminal prosecution if they refused to take a class he designed about the dangers of sexting.
3rd Circuit Panel Mulls if Teen 'Sexting' Is Child Pornography
The Legal Intelligencer
January 19, 2010
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