Karen Fletcher has been indicted on federal obscenity charges for allegedly running a Web site that contains fictional stories about the torture and sexual abuse of children. The U.S. Supreme Court has reportedly never upheld an obscenity conviction based solely on written words, but Fletcher faces up to five years each on six counts if she is convicted.
“The Court usually reads statutes with a presumption of rationality and a presumption of constitutionality.”
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds a Decision That Forced a Teenager to Register As a Sex Offender for Swapping Nude Selfies
That result "may strike some as unfair," the court says, but it's what state law required at the time.
A solid majority of congressmen, including 41 Republicans, voted for a spending rider that bars the Justice Department from interfering with the legalization of cannabis for medical or recreational use.
Oberlin Has Been Ordered to Pay $44 Million in a Defamation Lawsuit. The Punishment Doesn't Fit the Crime.
A local bakery accused the college of defamation after students launched a public campaign against the store for racial profiling. Oberlin mounted a free speech defense.
The Vermont senator is clearly trying to outdo his main progressive rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.