Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of Megan’s Law

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(KTVI) - The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down part of Megan’s law that was named after a St. Charles teenage, who killed herself after being bullied online after receiving mean messages.  The harassment law was enacted after Megan Meier, 13, after a neighbor pretending to be a boy sent mean messages to Megan via MySpace back in 2006.

The court cited concerns over free speech in striking down part of the law, stating that the new definition was too broad and restricted communication from political groups and teachers.

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