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Nevada Sued for Facilitating Sexual Exploitation: Survivor Seeks Repeal of Legal Prostitution and Support Services for People Exploited by Nevada’s Legal Sex Trade

Statement by Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Policy and Research Washington, DC – Nevada’s sanction of organized sexual exploitation—that is, its legalized system of prostitution—has created powerful economic incentives for the “supply and distribution” of people for sex—especially women. One woman sexually trafficked into the vortex of Nevada’s legal sexual exploitation market, Rebekah Charleston,…

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Podcast: Could Prostitution Be Fully Decriminalized in California?

An alarming court case (Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) v. Gascón) is being appealed in the Ninth Circuit this year that argues California’s prostitution laws are unconstitutional and that call for prostitution to be fully decriminalized. The results of this case could impact 20% of America’s population. That’s why the National Center on…

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NCOSE Law Center Weighs in on California Case that Could Fully Decriminalize Prostitution

Could Prostitution Be Fully Decriminalized in California? Should it? Watch the Video Below to Learn More: As Lisa Thompson, NCOSE VP, and Savanah Lawrence, NCOSE Legal Fellow, explain in the video, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ESPLERP v. Gascón….

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STATEMENT: Georgia Supreme Court Rules Talking Dirty to a Child is Not Protected by the First Amendment

Statement by Dani Pinter, Director of NCOSE’s Law Center Washington, DC – Georgia’s Supreme Court this week upheld a statute criminalizing obscene Internet contact with a child, finding that the statute was not a violation of the First Amendment as an appeal had claimed. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) filed an amicus brief…

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Law Center Victory in Georgia v. Scott: “Talking Dirty” to a Child is Not Protected by the First Amendment

In January, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief to the Georgia Supreme Court urging the court to uphold a statute criminalizing obscene Internet contact with minors. This statute is vital to protecting children from sexual predators in the digital age but was facing a First Amendment challenge. The American Center for Law…

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First Amendment Hysterics: A Look at the ALA and Its Obstinate Opposition to Internet Filters on Public Library Computers

The Legal Context The American Library Association (ALA) has been on a campaign to prevent the use of Internet filtering systems on library computers since the 1990s.[1] This campaign is carried out in the name of the First Amendment but in analyzing the ALA’s statements on the matter I find myself questioning the validity of…

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