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"I Know it When I Play it": Supreme Court Announces it Will Consider First Amendment Protection for Violence in Video Games
On April 30, 2010 By Andrew Cunningham July 24, 2010
Whether we like it or not, video games have become an undeniable force in our world. Gone (mostly) are the days where I find an afternoon wasted on NBA Jam or Mario Kart, but I also realize that the N64 I purchased in seventh grade with birthday money is unlikely to be the last console I ever [...]Continue Reading →
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Too much sex in television ads recently?
Critics slam Saturday Night Live for being insensitive toward domestic violence after Tiger Woods skit.
Actress looks for lifesaver after $1.7 million tax lien.
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Dreamland Choo Choo Derailed: Family Sues Warhol and Morrissey for Father's Involvement in 1964 Film
On December 1, 2009 By Emily Larish July 22, 2010
The children of the late Richard Toelk are claiming that artist Andy Warhol and director Paul Morrissey exploited and abused their father when he was 14, “by filming him while smoking pot and including the footage” in the movie All Aboard to the Dreamland Choo Choo. Claiming $300,000 in damages, the family is [...]Continue Reading →
The 2008 Federal Obscenity Conviction of Paul Little and What It Reveals About Obscenity Law and Prosecutions
On April 20, 2009 By JETLaw January 26, 2014
On February 7, 2009 By JETLaw February 7, 2009
Has anyone besides me never heard of “sexting”? According to Urban Dictionary, “sexting” (a.k.a. sex texting) is “the act of text messaging someone in the hopes of having a sexual encounter with them later; initially casual, transitioning into highly suggestive and even sexually explicit.” It can include just words or, in many cases, [...]Continue Reading →
On June 29, 2008 By JETLaw June 29, 2008
In Florida, a lawyer is asking a judge to consult an expert regarding the community standards for obscenity in Pensacola. That expert? Google. The defense intends to suggest that Pensacola residents have more prurient interests than many realize by showing that they have generated more web searches for words like “orgy” than, for example, [...]Continue Reading →
Judges are supposed to uphold the First Amendment and advocate freedom of speech for all people, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that judges are entitled to First Amendment protection for their own speech. Last Thursday, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Alex Kozinski, called for an investigation into his own [...]Continue Reading →
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