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Adult DVD Empire Charged With Obscenity

on Saturday, 24 July 2010. Hits 1694

XBIZ Newswire

PITTSBURGH — Right Ascension Inc., which does business as Adult DVD Empire, has been charged with violating obscenity laws

Buttman v. The Man: DC

on Friday, 23 July 2010. Hits 585

Buttman v. The Man: DC's First Big Obscenity Trial in Decades ...

Washington City Paper

But after the trial, jurors were more concerned with what wasn’t in Milk Nymphos: Violence. Rape. Bestiality. Kids. “These people were adults and they were willing. No one put a gun to their head,” Crawford said. “Had they brought a child out in pampers, then we would have been like, hell no,” Mordecai added. In opening arguments, the defense emphasized that the only entity forcing anyone to watch porn is the government. “The movies are not—and are not meant to be—distributed to these 14 strangers sitting in a federal courthouse,” defense attorney Paul Cambria said. The films feature “adults putting on a performance…for another adult, who would make that choice [to watch it] if that were his or her cup of tea.”


on Wednesday, 14 July 2010. Hits 1138

"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. 

Porn Producer Fighting Rare Obscenity Case

on Tuesday, 13 July 2010. Hits 615

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."

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