Tag Archives: cases brought by Media Coalition

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.

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American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression v. Sullivan

The U.S. District Court struck down Alaska’s application of its “harmful to minors” law to electronically transmitted speech and the state’s “harmful to minors” law, declaring both an unconstitutional restriction on the free speech rights of adults.

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Antigone Books v. Brnovich

The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona permanently ordered state prosecutors to halt enforcement of a law that criminalizes the distribution of a nude photo without the consent of the person depicted. The order approved a joint final settlement between the parties.

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Bay News v. Freda Roberts, Tax Collector of Mobile County, Alabama

The Alabama Circuit Court struck down a Mobile County tax on magazines that depicted nudity.

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Florence v. Shurtleff

The State of Utah agreed to a stipulated order that limited the scope of the state’s Internet “harmful to minors” law so that it does not apply to the posting of “harmful to minors” content on generally accessible websites.

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Garden District Book Shop v. Stewart

Media Coalition brought a lawsuit on behalf of some of its members and Louisiana booksellers and publishers challenging a law that required websites to age-verify every internet user before providing access to material that could be deemed “harmful to minors.”

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General Media Communications, Inc. v. Cohen

In General Media Communications v. Cohen, the 2nd Circuit Court ruled that the Military Honor and Decency Act, a law that banned the sale or rental, at a military facility, of any material that “depicts or describes nudity … in a lascivious way” is constitutional. In PMG International v. Rumsfeld, the 9th Circuit Court affirmed the U.S. District Court’s dismissal of the lawsuit arguing that the Military Honor and Decency Act is unconstitutional.

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Tattered Cover, Inc. v. Brohl

The U.S. District Court struck down a Colorado law restricting the display of magazines whose focus is marijuana or the marijuana business.

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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.

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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.

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