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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 02:46 PM
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26. First Amendment: What Jim's lawyer explained to me, and the USSC decision from the link in the OP
Edited on Sun Jun-15-08 02:48 PM by Time for change
What the USSC concluded, from the link in the OP, in the Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition case is that, though kiddie porn is generally not protected by the 1st Amendment, that only applies when real children are used. No ruling has been made for whether or not it's protected when real children are not used (i.e. computer generated images).

So, my guess is that Jim's lawyer had the case dismissed on First Amendment grounds on the basis that it couldn't be proven whether or not real children or computer generated images were used for the kiddie porn found on my nephew's computer.
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