April 7, 2011

42 senators seek crackdown on adult pornography

CBS News
April 7, 2011

Forty-two senators have signed onto a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to increase federal prosecutions of adult pornography.

The letter calls on the Department of Justice to “vigorously” enforce federal obscenity laws “against major commercial distributors of hardcore adult pornography.” It asks Holder to instruct the FBI and U.S. Attorneys to “work together to combat the growing scourge of obscenity in America.”

The senators pointed to a briefing last June where they said experts explained that “today’s hardcore pornography is typified by extreme violence against women,” adding that “pornography consumption can contribute to sexual harassment and sexual violence.”

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