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February 25th, 2009

When Will 2257 Go Away?!?

2257 legislation

From AVN:
Appeals Court Rules 2257 Constitutional in 6th Circuit
“In a disappointing decision for the adult industry, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has overturned a landmark ruling that struck down the federal 2257 record-keeping and labeling law.

Weighing the government’s appeal in the case of Connections Distributing Co., et al. v. Keisler, the en banc panel voted 11-6 to uphold Section 18 U.S.C. §2257. An en banc (”full bench”) review involves the entire membership of an appellate court, rather than a smaller panel of judges.

A three-judge panel for the Sixth Circuit had declared section 2257 unconstitutional in October 2007, agreeing with the plaintiffs that the law is overly broad and a violation of free-speech rights. Soon after that ruling was handed down, the FBI stopped inspecting the records of adult producers; some fear that this week’s reversal of that decision could open the door to more raids and prosecutions.”

Even if you don’t work in the adult industry 2257 is an important issue. AVN offers an analysis of this decision here.

Posted by Vixen in News

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