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May 20th, 2008

Stupid Indiana Law Gets Challenged

Stupid Indiana Law

From Xbiz News:
Retailers, ACLU Sue to Stop Indiana ‘Explicit Materials’ Law
“A lawsuit to stop enforcement of a new Indiana law regarding “sexually explicit materials” was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court. Plaintiffs in the suit included the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The American Civil Liberties Union, The Association of American Publishers, Inc. and the National Association of Recording Merchandisers.

The law was signed March 13, and goes into effect July 1. It will require retailers to register with the state and pay a fee in order to sell “sexually explicit material.”"


“Another plaintiff in the suit, Indianapolis general-interest bookstore Big Hat Books, sells no material defined as obscene under state law, but it does sell literature with content that might be deemed harmful to minors.

Big Hat Books earns more than half its revenue from children’s literature, and that business may dissolve if the independent book store is “labeled as a purveyor of sexually explicit materials,” the complaint states.”

Wow is this one retarded law. I’m glad there’s a group fighting it. What most annoys me is how this law benefits the conservative politicians either way. If it goes into effect the politicians get to boast how they’re protecting the state’s children. If it is struck down they get to boast about how they are fighting against activist and liberal judges and how they need to be re-elected to keep fighting. Liberal politicians need to work this angle.

Posted by Vixen as News at 10:29 PM CDT

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