Sep 092016
 September 9, 2016  Breaches, Court, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Kate King reports:

A New Jersey appellate court Friday reversed the 2012 conviction of a former Rutgers University student convicted of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation against his roommate, who later committed suicide.

The appellate court’s opinion reversed the conviction of Dharun Ravi based on the fact that the jury’s decision to convict him was predicated on a law that is now “constitutionally defunct.”

The case drew international news coverage. Prosecutors charged Mr. Ravi with using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s sexual encounter with another man in 2010. His roommate, Tyler Clementi,committed suicide soon after, jumping off the George Washington Bridge

The state has 20 days to appeal the appellate decision to the state Supreme Court.

Read more on WSJ. There are a lot of archived posts on this blog concerning this case and my thoughts about the issues it raised. Even if the conviction is overturned, will Ravi ever be viewed as innocent?

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