Appeals court says swearing in text messages isn't a crime [Telecom]

"A 16-year-old California boy dumped by his high school girlfriend didn't violate a state obscenity law by using four-letter words in anguished text messages to his ex, an appellate court ruled this week.

The boy, identified by his initials in the ruling, was convicted by a juvenile court judge in Chico, California, of sending threatening or obscene telephone communications, based on two profanity-laced text messages he sent the girl shortly after the breakup last year."

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