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Obscenity Laws

How Obscene! How James Joyce Told the Difference Between Art and Porn

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Kalliope Lee

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I'd like to tackle a recurrent question in the art world: Is it art or is it porn?

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Accused Of Going Soft On Porn | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget big banks. In the eyes of one conservative group, Attorney General Eric Holder has failed in his duty to take down big porn. M...

Melissa Jeltsen

Outrage Over 'Sexting' Sculpture Triggers Obscenity Investigation | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts

In Kansas, another legal battle is being waged over a woman's body -- though this time it is made of glimmering bronze. Community uproar over a ba...

Truck Nuts a No-No in South Carolina

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.11.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Evidently, under South Carolina law any vehicle that displays "any sticker, decal, emblem or other device containing obscene or indecent words, photographs or depictions," violates the law.

Rick Santorum, Porn, and the Importance of Freedom

Steve Hirsch | Posted 05.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Hirsch

I have always found it interesting that some people feel compelled to control the lives of others. These self-appointed morality police believe they are better suited than you to decide what you can watch and what you should think.

GOP Candidate Promises War On Porn

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has promised to initiate a war on porn if elected. “America is suffering a pandemic of harm from ...