Test Only Essay

568 WordsFeb 23, 20123 Pages
Test Only "Like" us on Facebook.com/TrendingNow and follow me on Twitter @Knowlesitall! Thank goodness for the ability to untag yourself in unflattering photos that you would rather not see the light of day. Maybe it was an awkward angle, your eyes were closed, or your hair was sticking up. In any case, there are just some pictures of yourself that you would rather keep private. Suppose that despite your best efforts, you were unable to get pictures removed from Facebook. To what extent would you go? Take the case of Minnesota man Aaron Olson. His uncle, Randall LaBrie, posted some pictures (which have yet to surface publicly or online for us to find and post here) from Olson's childhood of him in front of the Christmas tree accompanied by some less than flattering captions. When Olson became aware of the photos, he asked his uncle to take them down. Instead, LaBrie just untagged the photos and allegedly told his nephew that if he did not like the photos, "he should stay off Facebook." So, Olson sued LaBrie for harassment. Not surprisingly, a Minnesota court threw the case out, with Judge Natalie E. Hudson ruling that in order for the photos to be considered harassment, they must have a "substantial adverse effect on the safety, security, or privacy of another." Also, earlier in the week, the Court of Appeals of Minnesota denied Olson's complaint. Olson now alleges that part of the reason his case was denied was because he was representing himself and the court was biased against his socioeconomic status and religion. Hudson responded that "the district court is afforded broad discretion in controlling the courtroom as part of its duty to proceed efficiently." She also added that the court "assisted appellant multiple times" regarding different court procedures including how to approach a witness, enter an exhibit into evidence, and how to question a witness. As

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