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Thumbs up on SCOTUS decency ruling (News)

Posted on June 22, 2012, in Indecency, News, Pornography Laws

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Find full original article here: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=1619342 Bill Bumpas and Jody Brown – OneNewsNow – 6/21/2012 Although the Supreme Court today threw out fines and sanctions that the FCC levied against broadcast television networks for allowing curse words and nudity on the air, pro-family groups are interpreting the ruling as the high court siding with families. […]

Fighting the Pornification of America by Enforcing Obscenity Laws (Law Review)

Posted on June 21, 2012, in Pornography Laws, Research, Societal

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The article, written by Senator Orrin G. Hatch (UT-R), will appear in the Stanford Law & Policy Review in June, 2012. Simply put, we know more than ever how illegal adult obscenity contributes to violence against women, addiction, harm to children, and sex trafficking. This material harms individuals, families, and communities and the problems are only getting worse. […]

Hard to wallow on porn's edge and not fall in (Opinion)

Posted on May 18, 2012, in Children, Opinion, Pornography Laws

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Author: Jay Evensen Date Published: 05/18/2012 Find Original Article here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576682/Hard-to-wallow-on-porns-edge-and-not-fall-in.html?pg=2 The New York story brought to mind a column I wrote in 2007 about how difficult it is for lawmakers to keep up with the many devious ways pornographers go about their business. At the time, portable devices were beginning to make inroads, as were flash […]

NY Child Porn Decision Receives Backlash (News)

Posted on May 15, 2012, in Children, News, Pornography Laws

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A recent New York State Court of Appeals decision that said viewing child porn is legal has received backlash from the public and the legislative arena. By: Michael Gryboski Date Published: 05/15/2012 Find Original Article here: http://www.christianpost.com/news/ny-child-porn-decision-receives-backlash-74921/ New York State Senator Martin Golden and New York state Assemblyman Joseph Lentol have introduced legislation in their respective chambers to “close […]

Backlash grows at N.Y. ruling on viewing of child porn (News)

Posted on May 15, 2012, in Children, News, Pornography Laws

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Author: Cheryl Wetzstein Date: 05/14/2012 Find Full Article here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/13/backlash-grows-at-ruling-on-viewing-of-child-porn/ In the wake of a New York court ruling that says it’s not illegal to “merely” view online child pornography, child advocates are urging Internet-savvy federal prosecutors to take over these kinds of cases as two state lawmakers rush to fix the law. It is “a singular outrage […]

Santorum: Obama DOJ favors 'pornographers over children' (News)

Posted on May 13, 2012, in News, Pornography Laws

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Author: Jonathan Easley Date Published: 05/15/2012 Find Original Article Here:  http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/216205-santorum-obama-doj-favors-pornographers-over-children Rick Santorum said that “America is suffering from a pandemic of harm from pornography,” and accused the Obama administration’s Justice Department of favoring “pornographers over children,” in a statement on his campaign website. The former Pennsylvania senator argues that “current federal ‘obscenity’ laws prohibit distribution of […]

Viewing child porn on the Web 'legal' in New York, state appeals court finds (News)

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Children, News, Pornography Laws

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Author: M. Alex Johnson Date Published: 05/09/2012 Find Article Here: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/08/11602955-viewing-child-porn-on-the-web-legal-in-new-york-state-appeals-court-finds#.T6qApmWs3a8.email Viewing child pornography online isn’t a crime, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in the case of a college professor whose work computer was found to have stored more than a hundred illegal images in its Web cache. The court dismissed one of the […]

Candidates Respond to Obscenity Law Inquiry (News)

Posted on January 12, 2012, in News, Pornography Laws, Societal

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Politics and Government Bill Bumpas January 12, 2012 Three of the Republican presidential candidates have told a leading organization that fights against pornography and indecency that they are committed to enforcing the country’s pornography laws. Morality in Media launched an effort in October to contact the 2012 presidential candidates, including President Barack Obama, to get […]

Networks Argue for Clarity in TV Indecency Rules (News)

Posted on January 11, 2012, in News, Pornography Laws, Societal

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CBN News by Paul Strand January 11, 2011 WASHINGTON – Should the federal government be allowed to regulate what broadcasters put on the air during times when children are often watching television? The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys with the big four broadcast networks. ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox said their clients […]

ISPs Reluctant to Ban Porn, Claims Petitioner (News)

Posted on January 11, 2012, in Internet, News, Pornography Laws

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The Express Tribune January 11, 2012 LAHORE: A petition was filed before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday seeking a ban on porn sites and cancellation of licenses of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who violated the law. Kashif Waseem through his counsel Fahad Ahmad Siddiqi filed a petition stating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority […]