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— Photo from a New York Court of Appeals video

“Cyberbullying is a serious concern that all communities must confront, but there are better and more constructive ways to address the problem than giving children criminal records,” Corey Stoughton said in a statement, released Tuesday by the NYCLU. She is pictured here arguing the case before the Court of Appeals. “Communities across New York and the nation should take note that criminalizing First Amendment activity is unlawful and does nothing to address the causes of bullying or prevent it from taking place.” Albany County’s executive, Daniel McCoy said the county will draft a new cyberbullying law, which he hopes will be in place in four or five months.