The Colorado Supreme Court this week sided with a man accused of harassing his ex-wife through posts on social media, upholding the district court’s finding that the phrase “intended to harass” in a portion of state law unconstitutionally restricts protected speech.
On Monday, the state high court affirmed the district court’s order that the provision in Colorado law Section 18-9-111, known as Kiana Arellano’s Law, is overbroad on its face, the Colorado Supreme Court’s opinion said. State lawmakers passed the law in 2015, two years following the 14-year-old girl’s attempted suicide after months of cyberbullying and teasing, according to the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.
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