The State Supreme court says the unintended consequences of Megan’s Law means parts of it are unconstitutional. The law was passed after Dardenne Prairie teenager Megan Meyer committed suicide after being bullied on the internet. Part of Megan’s law says it’s a crime for someone to make repeated unwanted communication with another person. But the court says the section that language intended to make harrassment a crime does not require the conduct to actually harass anybody and could be applied to Salvation Army bell-ringers who ask for donations although passersby say they’re not interested, or people who keep picketing after being told their protests aren’t welcome. The court says the vagueness of that part of the law could have a chilling effect on political speech and everyday communication.
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