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Ask the DOJ to Enforce Obscenity Laws

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Federal law prohibits distribution of obscene adult pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops, through the mail, and by common carrier. The U.S. Supreme Court has also repeatedly upheld obscenity laws against First Amendment challenges, explaining that obscenity is not protected speech.

Even so, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has not enforced existing federal obscenity laws since 2008. Tell Congress and the DOJ that now is the time to enforce the law and defend human dignity.

Ask the DOJ to Enforce Obscenity Laws

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Federal law prohibits distribution of obscene adult pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops, through the mail, and by common carrier. The U.S. Supreme Court has also repeatedly upheld obscenity laws against First Amendment challenges, explaining that obscenity is not protected speech.

Even so, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has not enforced existing federal obscenity laws since 2008. Tell Congress and the DOJ that now is the time to enforce the law and defend human dignity.