Even if the senators are genuinely confused, that underlines the recklessness of their attack on Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The senator argues that questioning sex offender policies "endangers our children."
As expected, Tuesday's hearing was primarily made up of political theater.
Here Is What Ketanji Brown Jackson Said in the Harvard Law Review Article That Josh Hawley Found 'Alarming'
The Supreme Court nominee raised serious constitutional concerns about laws that punish sex offenders after they complete their sentences.
The Missouri senator's attack on the Supreme Court nominee elides crucial distinctions and ignores widespread judicial criticism of child pornography sentences.
A new bill would alter state law to remove an educational exception for disseminating works the community deems "harmful" to minors.
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Federal Judges Are Increasingly Rebelling Against 'Overly Severe' Penalties for Nonviolent Sex Offenders
People convicted of possessing child pornography receive long sentences, but new data suggest they are rarely arrested for contact offenses after their release.
A federal judge says an anti-porn group's suit against Twitter can move forward, in a case that could portend a dangerous expansion of how courts define "sex trafficking."
For the children, of course
Patrons of Abington's Bush River Books & Video were arrested for the crime of "perverted sexual practice."
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Abrasive, tasteless, and uncompromising, Flynt undoubtedly made the world safer for speech of all varieties.
The case against the popular pornography site rests on misleading data and hidden agendas.
Neither company will accept charges for Pornhub purchases going forward.
Michael Morrison used to be a boxer. Now he brawls with zoning boards and tax collectors.
That point seems to have escaped many people who have not actually watched the controversial film, some of whom think it should banned.
The federal definition of child pornography does not encompass risqué dancing by clothed 11-year-olds.
This isn't a bill about fighting child porn. Don't fall for it.
We've seen this before...
Anti-porn crusaders get their panties in a twist about a uptick in porn consumption during COVID-19.
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New York Times columnist and Decadent Society author defends prohibitionism in a conversation on The Fifth Column.
Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.
Online platforms would have to "earn" speech protections by compromising encryption—all in the name of fighting child porn.
GOP attacks on internet smut are heating up, but the porn industry has more practical threats to worry about.
At This Year's Vegas Porn Expo, Everything People Think They Know About the Internet and Adult Entertainment Is Wrong
The internet has turned adult performers into media entrepreneurs.
Jurors remain free to exercise judgment and mercy in a criminal justice system that often lacks both.
They probably won't succeed in criminalizing Pornhub, but manifesto-wielding conservatives are trying to reshape the GOP into a movement against individualism.
Want the Government To 'Defend Families' From Porn? Child Protective Services Should Be a Cautionary Tale.
The new right naively thinks a government more empowered to "protect children" would be good for families. Nope.
Reason editors discuss vaping deaths, the impeachment inquiry, and the resurgent conservative war on porn.
Prominent Pornography Researcher Frames Defamation Claims As Sexual Harassment, Prompting a Defamation Suit by Her Target
Nicole Prause and Donald Hilton, longtime opponents on the subject of pornography, are now facing off in court.
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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 finding of guilt would be an attack on the autonomy and self-ownership of all young people