CBS’ 48 Hours Does Feature on Stalking

Emmy-award winning correspondent Erin Moriarty looks at the murder of Christina Grimmie and stalking of Sandra Bullock, Ivanka Trump and others, with NCIS actress Pauley Perrette calling for strengthening stalking laws. Bravo to Moriarty and CBS for highlighting this important issue. Watch the full episode: Part 1 Part 2 Sandra Bullock 9-1-1 call The Four Types…

Rep. Speier Introduces Intimate Privacy Protection Act

  California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, joined by Reps. Katherine Clark (MA-5), Ryan Costello (PA-6), Gregory Meeks (NY-5), and Thomas Rooney (FL-17),  has introduced Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) to create a national ban on revenge porn.  Although 34 states have passed laws to address nonconsensual pornography, their approaches vary widely.  Speier contends that a federal law…

IL Cyber Stalking Law Invalidated Under Elonis

IL Cyber Stalking Law Invalidated Under Elonis In the 2015 case Elonis v United States, the Supreme Court threw out a conviction for threats made over Facebook where there was no requirement that the defendant had intended to cause fear or emotional distress to the target. The Illinois Appellate Court relied on Elonis to overturn the conviction…