Statements and Info from DOJ Directly
Obscenity Prosecution Taskforce disbanded and obscenity section removed from website. The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section now solely focuses on child pornography and not obscenity.
Politico: “Eric Holder accused of neglecting porn fight”
In a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, who has oversight responsibility for the Department of Justice, Rep. Forbes (R-VA) asks Attorney General Eric Holder why the DOJ why all prosecutions of illegal adult obscenity has stopped. Holder admits there’s a link between pornography and increased sex trafficking, child porn, violence against women and maybe sexual violence.
Rep. Cohen (D-TN), in a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, who has oversight responsibility for the Department of Justice, asks Attorney General Eric Holder why the DOJ expends so many resources prosecuting poker laws when it has completely shut down the obscenity section and stopped all prosecution of illegal hardcore adult pornography.
In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, AG Holder responds to questions from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)