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Judge: Pa. school district must pay $260K in bedroom spying case

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A federal judge says a suburban Philadelphia school district embroiled in a laptop spying scandal must pay a family's lawyer about $260,000.

Lower Merion School District was ordered Monday to pay attorney Mark Haltzman for work done in a civil case involving allegations school officials improperly used webcam-enabled laptops to spy on students.

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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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Anyone care to comment why the individuals involved were not personally held responsible? Is our legal system really this broken?

Comment by Gettin By
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 So disappionting that capitalism and socialism are to be mistaken for each other. True that the taxpayer will pay the bill but, not mistakenly as a capitalist . This current system is not a capitalist system as the founding of our USA country was, it is now a democractic socialist system ever since 12 USC 95(b) refers to the authority granted in the Act of October 6, 1917 (a/k/a The Trading with the Enemy Act or War Powers Act) which was "An Act to define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy, and for other purposes". This Act originally excluded citizens of the United States, but in the Act of March 9, 1933, Section 2 amended this to include "any person within the United States or any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof". It was here that every American citizen literally became an enemy to the United States government under declaration.

These facts are obscured by the many token government benefits and protections bargained for the at the expense of our personal liberties.

Comment by Freed Radical
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We don't have free-market capitalism, Lucky Red. America is solidly a National Socialism country. And guess what, under National Socialism, the peon schmucks pay. That's what happens in a socialist educational system. The sheeple pay for their own brainwashing and the unintended consequences thereof--Like lawsuits when the control freaks go too far


Comment by Lola Flores
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I hope y'all realize the irony in this:  the school is paying nothing.  It's the taxpayers that get stuck with the bills.  Seems like that's always the way in Capitalism, no matter what, it's always the working people that pay.