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Sextortion – What Every Parent Needs to Know

What in the world is Sextortion and why does every parent need to know about? Sextortion occurs when a criminal obtains sexually explicit images of a person and threatens to distribute them if the victim does not provide additional images, sexual favors, or money.  It is a serious situation that happens in our state, our communities, our school, our neighborhoods and our homes.  While smart phones and the internet have made life incredibly more convenient, they have also created landmines for our younger generations to navigate.  We have previously written about Sexting and the legal pitfalls associated with sharing compromising […]

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Can the Government Compel You to Crack Your Code

There is no question that the law is ever changing and many of those changes are in response to changing technologies.  One such area of the law where courts struggle with changing technologies concerns the application of the rights and protections afforded by the United States Constitution.  At the time the Constitution was adopted, the Framers were certainly not discussing whether a bump stock could be regulated without violating the Second Amendment, whether the Fourth Amendment protected a person’s DNA, and certainly not whether the Fifth Amendment protects a person’s biometric data.  Nevertheless, the constitution has withstood the test of […]

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