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Indiana’s “revenge porn” law upheld by state Supreme Court

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Indiana’s “revenge porn” law has been upheld by the Indiana Supreme Court.

According to the Journal Gazette, the state’s high court weighed in on a Steuben County case involving college students and the Snapchat app Tuesday. Connor Katz challenged his 2020 misdemeanor charge after sending an explicit video of his former girlfriend to another person while they were students at Trine University.

His attorneys say the law, which was passed to prevent the sharing of explicit images without a person’s consent, is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment, and a Steuben County judge – who has since retired – dismissed the case on those grounds.

The Court didn’t see it that way and has reinstated the criminal case.

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1 comment

Charles U Farley January 19, 2022 at 6:32 pm

Any image or video you make of yourself is a bad idea. Once you send it, it’s out there and there is NOTHING you can do to get it back.

This law is nice and all, but a little common sense goes a lot farther than any law ever will.

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