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Action Alert: Ask the DOJ to Enforce the Law

Did you know that existing federal obscenity laws prohibit the distribution of hardcore, obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite or hotel/motel TV and in sexually oriented businesses or other retail shops? I was once in charge of enforcing these laws for the U. S. Department of Justice and I know how effective they can…


NCSE Demands that New A.G. Enforce Obscenity Laws

National Center on Sexual Exploitation puts pressure on the Senate Judiciary Committee to secure commitment from Loretta Lynch Washington, DC – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) sent a letter, signed by over 100 group leaders, urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to ensure that Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch, makes a commitment to enforce federal…



Networks Argue for Clarity in TV Indecency Rules

Christian Broadcasting Network January 11, 2012  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 deserve full First Amendment…



Supreme Court examines TV nudity, profanity

Baptist Press January 11, 2012  U.S. Supreme Court justices challenged lawyers for major networks Tuesday to explain why the federal government should not be able to establish a “safe haven” from nudity and obscene language on television. The high court heard oral arguments in what has been described as the most important broadcast indecency case…



Morality in Media Suggests Another Reason to Vote Against Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich

Reason, Hit & Run Blog January 9, 2011 Morality in Media (MIM) is pleased to announce that “three of the leading GOP 2012 Presidential candidates have made statements committing to enforce existing federal obscenity laws if they are elected.” The Justice Department’s decision to focus on child pornography, rather than sexual material produced by and for consenting adults, has…



Enforce federal laws on obscenity – a letter by Sen. Orrin Hatch

Deseret News April 7,2011  … The laws against obscenity are not being enforced. My colleagues in Congress and I have worked hard to craft legislation that not only will attack the problem but will withstand the inevitable legal challenges brought by the porn industry. But laws left unenforced cannot protect families or society. At the federal…