Judge Tosses Out Lori Drew Ruling

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The Lori Drew verdict finding her guilty of computer hacking because she may have broken MySpace's terms of service (without even having read them) was a classic example of prosecutors trying to stretch the law to punish someone who did something they didn't like, but which wasn't against the law. The implications of the ruling were quite troubling, in that they could turn almost anyone into a criminal if prosecutors wanted to charge them as such. For months, though, the judge in the case has been weighing whether or not to overturn the ruling. It's not clear why it took so long, but the judge has in fact acquitted Drew on the three charges she was found guilty of by the jury. This is good news all around. No matter what you think of Drew and what she did, prosecutors twisted the law in a way that would have set an amazingly dangerous precedent. It will be interesting to see if there's an appeal, but for now, this is undeniably good news.

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    SRS2000, 2 Jul 2009 @ 4:22pm

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    Where do the parents belong?

    The girl was on depression medication and I'm fairly sure had been attending counseling although I can't say that for sure.

    So where do they belong... More then likely in counseling.

    If they had murdered Lori Drew... In court. But they would likely had never served a day. A jury would be extremely sympathetic and the defense could make a great case for temporary insanity.

    and about a different question... Google about the case... depression medication.. best friend.. vacations.. something along those lines. The 2 daughters were best friends. The girl was depressed and fragile and on medication. She went on family vacations with lori drew and her family. You won't find video footage of her being told about her state.. But what is 100% provable? That is where "Beyond a reasonable doubt" comes in.

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