A group of security professionals, legal experts and educators who
helped former Connecticut substitute teacher Julie Amero overturn a
conviction on charges of exposing her students to pornographic pop-up
ads has formed a permanent organization that aims to educate the courts
and legislators about technology, crime and digital forensics.
Taking the name of the person who brought them together, the members of the Julie Group
intend to teach lawyers and end user about issues of technology and
criminal law, lobby policy makers for fairness in criminal codes and
regulations, and bring to light unfair prosecutions. The group will
likely again offer their computer-security expertise to prosecutors and
defense attorneys in future cases.