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on Wednesday, 14 July 2010. Hits 1101

"Buttman's" porn obscenity trial: Why it matters


...Is aggressively going after Buttman going to make one of the few profitable industries left in America go away? Of course not. Even a nation founded by Puritans can never tamp down its indomitable desire to get off. But it will be interesting to see what the Obama administration does once these carryover cases from the Bush era are wrapped up. Last year, the Justice Department's move of a porn trial from Montana to New Jersey suggested a quiet push toward more free speech-friendly venues. 

The Trial of John Stagliano

on Tuesday, 13 July 2010. Hits 624

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.

Porn Producer Fighting Rare Obscenity Case

on Tuesday, 13 July 2010. Hits 583

The American Lawyer

Stagliano criticized federal obscenity laws as "a bad law partly also because you don't know you're breaking it in advance."

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,



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