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The concurrence shows that the conservative justices were prepared to say the lead plaintiff would lose standing, he said. “If so, it would reverse nearly thirty years of precedent and possibly impact other kinds of class action lawsuits, like cases seeking declaratory or injunctive relief.”
Zimmerman and fellow law professor Sergio Campos of the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla., made this argument in an amicus brief on behalf of the plaintiffs.
Bernie Perlmutter, who runs the Children and Youth Law Clinic at the University of Miami, said that practice smacks of “data gamesmanship,” and that Florida law suggests those absences should be considered suspensions.
“The school district may be proclaiming that we have eliminated out-of-school suspensions as we know it,” Perlmutter said. “But in fact, it’s just come back under another name, and it’s not being properly reported to the state.”
Anthony Alfieri, the director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law, told the Herald that attorney-client privilege is “absolutely not” applicable because that concept would apply only in the context of judicial proceedings.
Now in her 30s, Jacobs ended up legally changing her name to escape her online footprint. But she also decided to fight back. She started the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI,) a nonprofit devoted to helping victims of nonconsensual porn reclaim their identities. Since they launched the helpline in 2014, more than 5,000 victims have called CCRI, Jacobs says, adding that the group now gets between 150 and 200 calls a month.
“I’m a good person and I didn’t do anything wrong,” she says. “There’s nothing wrong with sharing nude images with someone I trust, so something needs to be done about this.”
So-called “revenge porn” is often painted as a rare, headline-making event — but a new report finds that it is surprisingly common. One in 20 social media users admit to having shared a sexually graphic image of another person without their permission, according to research by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). What’s more, 1 in 8 of all survey respondents say that they themselves have been the victim of nonconsensual pornography.
“This study shows the horror that we’ve suspected all along—that [nonconsensual porn] is more prevalent than we thought,” said Holly Jacobs, founder of CCRI, a nonprofit advocating against online abuse, in a press release.
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