When Gov. Deval Patrick signed Massachusetts’ first anti-bullying law May 3, supporters heralded it as the most far-reaching effort yet by a state to deter behavior that has driven youngsters to suicide. But a number of civil-rights lawyers say the new law might go too far and will almost certainly lead to legal challenges, reports the Boston Globe. Fueled in large part by soaring recent complaints about “cyber bullying,’’ some 44 states, including Massachusetts, now have laws that prohibit bullying of students in school and online. But federal lawsuits also have increased, because parents of students who have been disciplined...
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