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The Trial of John Stagliano

on Tuesday, 13 July 2010. Hits 626

The Trial of John Stagliano

Reason Magazine

But none of this history explains the prosecution of John Stagliano in 2010 for making movies with consenting adults and selling them to other consenting adults. When did his business suddenly become criminal? Why has the power and majesty of the United States government, the financial and personnel resources of the FBI, all joined forces now to try and send Stagliano to prison?

Feminist Constance Penley on Porn, Obscenity, and John Stagliano

Reason TV

(Video) Penley specializes in film history and theory, feminist theory, and cultural studies. She is especially well-known on campus for her controversial classes on pornography, where she analyzes the ways in which blue movies play with moral and social taboos.

Epidemic growth of Net porn cited

on Thursday, 17 June 2010. Hits 1321

'Epidemic' growth of Net porn cited

Washington Times

By Rachel B. Duke THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress must ensure that obscenity laws are enforced so that children are not exposed to pornography on the Internet ...

Have the Feds gone soft on porn?

Mother Jones

On Tuesday, a group of anti-porn activists and scholars arrived on Capitol Hill to brief members of Congress and their staffs and to call for beefed-up federal enforcement of obscenity laws. They weren't there to fret about the pornographers of old: the loveable chauvinist Hugh Hefner and his scantily clad bunnies, or even the not-so-loveable-but-occasionally-principled First Amendment crusader, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt. No, they had come to alert Congress to websites like, whose teasers alone are way more graphic than anything Hefner ever published, and whose content doesn't portend a spirited First Amendment defense.

Media Update - 2010-02-23

on Tuesday, 23 February 2010. Hits 585

XBIZ Newswire

... again has refused to dismiss obscenity charges against John Stagliano and his ... rejected their claim that federal obscenity laws are unconstitutional,



Media Update - 2010-02-07

on Sunday, 07 February 2010. Hits 521

Montgomery County zoning inspectors sent Paul Pickthorne of Bethesda a written warning Monday informing him that his BDSM parties, sexual events focused on 

Virginia Gazette

That site claims more than 6000 swingers located within 100 miles of Williamsburg. The organizers, while announcing the intention to party monthly in 
XBIZ Newswire

The attorneys also wanted the 11th Circuit to weigh whether federal obscenity laws are unconstitutional when it comes to criminalizing the sale of adult 

Tampa Tribune

The court upheld the 2008 convictions of Little and his production company on 10 violations of federal obscenity laws. But it ordered that Little be 

Media Update - 2010-01-16

on Saturday, 16 January 2010. Hits 1312

Creative Loafing Tampa

A lifestyle couple for more than 10 years, their commitment to honesty and integrity has helped their club become one of the most popular Bay area swingers 

XBIZ Newswire
... prosecutions against online commercial distributors of hardcore adult pornography, proving that obscenity laws can be enforced,” the report said. 

Media Update - 2009-11-02

on Monday, 02 November 2009. Hits 484

Washington Times - Washington, DC

At the time, as deputy attorney general, Mr. Holder boldly called for stronger enforcement of pornography and obscenity laws, saying: "Priority should be 


on Wednesday, 28 October 2009. Hits 1247

Reason Online - Los Angeles,CA

Unfortunately, Romano and Zicari had the audacity to mix genres of entertainment that, while permissible on their own, are apparently not allowed to be combined. And thus they managed to achieve what not even John Waters ever accomplished: They were sent to prison for having bad taste. 

OneNewsNow - Tupelo,MS

"[S]pecifically to get federal and state obscenity laws enforced," he states. "The white ribbon is intended to be a symbol of community standards of decency 

WKRC TV - Cincinnati, OH

That business is a swingers club, an operation where people pay a fee to join and then can swap partners for sex. Local 12's Rich Jaffe joins us now with a 

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