Category: Press Releases

Press Release: Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law Is Enjoined for Violating the First Amendment

Booksellers and publishers secured a preliminary injunction against a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

Press Release: Federal Court blocks Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law for Violating First Amendment

On Friday, October 7, 2016 Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of federal district court signed an order permanently preventing Louisiana from enforcing a 2015 Louisiana law that required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

Press Release: First Amendment Lawsuit Challenges Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

Booksellers and publishers filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

Press Release: Media Coalition Creates New Foundation to Advance Defense of First Amendment

Media Coalition, the trade association which has been fighting to preserve freedom of speech since its founding in 1973, has created the Media Coalition Foundation. The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that will offer individuals and others the opportunity to make tax-deductible contributions to help further Media Coalition’s work protecting the public’s right to access the broadest possible range of information, opinion and entertainment.

Press Release: Judge Halts Enforcement of Unconstitutional Nude Photo Law in Arizona

A federal court today permanently ordered Arizona state prosecutors to halt enforcement of a 2014 law restricting the display of nude images.

Press Release: Prosecutors Will Not Enforce Arizona Anti-Nudity Law Pending Legislative Session, Lawsuit on Hold

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2014 PHOENIX – A federal district court today entered an order staying enforcement of a recently-passed law that restricts the sale or display of nude images, pending the Arizona Legislature’s possible reconsideration of the law. … Continue reading

Press Release: Arizona Criminal Law Banning Nude Images Violates First Amendment

A broad coalition of bookstores, newspapers, photographers, publishers and librarians filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a new Arizona law that criminalizes speech protected by the First Amendment.

Antigone Books v. Horne: Frequently Asked Questions

Some of our members, media organizations and local booksellers have filed a lawsuit challenging Arizona House Bill 2515, a law that criminalizes the distribution or disclosure of nude images without the consent of the person in the image. The lawsuit argues that H.B. 2515 violates the First Amendment because it criminalizes the distribution of constitutionally protected material.

Press Release: Media Coalition Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Standard to Bring First Amendment Challenge

In the case Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the United States Supreme Court held that “a credible threat of enforcement” is a sufficient threat of injury to establish standing in a First Amendment case when bringing a “pre-enforcement” challenge.

Press Release: Supreme Court to Hear Argument Tomorrow on Whether Courts Should Consider Challenges To Laws Which Restrict Free Speech

The Supreme Court will hear argument tomorrow in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus.