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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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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.

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Iowa Senate File 2039

Iowa S.F. 2039 would apply the state’s “obscene for minors” law to “electronic communication devices.”

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Maryland House Bill 30

Maryland H.B. 30 would bar the display of material if its cover or content is “harmful to minors.”

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Alabama House Bill 39

Alabama H.B. 39 would impose a 40 percent tax on “harmful to minors” material, with the exception of movies rated “R” or “NC-17.” It would also impose a 10 percent tax on sexually oriented material.

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Alaska House Bill 127

Alaska H.B. 127 would narrow the state’s “harmful to minors” law as applied to the internet to limit it to distribution to a minor under 16 years old and if the adult is reckless about the minor’s age. It is companion to S.B. 72.

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Alaska House Bill 298

Alaska H.B. 298 would bar any distribution of “indecent material” to a minor or someone the person believes is a minor. The existing state law’s definition of “indecent material” goes beyond the Miller/Ginsberg test. It is a companion bill to S.B. 222.

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Alaska Senate Bill 72

Alaska S.B. 72 would narrow the state’s “harmful to minors” law as applied to the internet to limit it to distribution to a minor under 16 years old and if the adult is reckless about the minor’s age. It is companion to H.B. 127.

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Alaska Senate Bill 222

Alaska S.B. 222 would bar any distribution of “indecent material” to a minor or someone the person believes is a minor. The existing state law’s definition of “indecent material” goes beyond the Miller/Ginsberg test. It is a companion bill to H.B. 298.

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Arkansas Senate Bills 668 and 741

Arkansas S.B. 668 and 741 would apply the state’s “harmful to minors” law to the Internet.

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