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FSC Attorneys Respond to Gov't Brief Supporting 2257 Law

PHILADELPHIA—In a brief filed earlier today in the long-running case of Free Speech Coalition, et al v. Holder (though Holder has recently been replaced by the current Attorney General, "The Honorable Jefferson B. Sessions"), which seeks to ...

After the Search: Obscenity Busts and 2257 Inspections

This article originally ran as the cover story of the April 2017 issue of AVN magazine. Click here to see the digital edition. They have executed a search warrant on your premises. They probably took your computers. If you learn anything fro...

3rd Circuit Denies Motion For Rehearing in 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA—In a ruling handed down Aug. 11, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has denied the U.S. Department of Justice's petition for a rehearing, or rehearing en banc, regarding the three-judge panel's decision in the appeal of the...

FSC: 2257 Ruling a Huge Victory for Free Speech

LOS ANGELES—Free Speech Coalition has released a statement regarding the decision earlier this week from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the federal record-keeping and labeling law, 18 U.S.C. §2257, in which the Coalition i...

3rd Circuit Appeals Panel Hears Further Argument in 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA—It's not uncommon for the United States Supreme Court to hand down decisions that affect cases still in progress, though somewhat less common for it to outright overrule its own prior decisions (such as it did with Lawrence v. T...

Both Sides File New Appeals Briefs in 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—On Friday, attorneys for both the plaintiffs and the government filed their briefs containing further arguments either supporting or against various elements of U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson's decision largely support...

Plaintiffs/Appellants Granted Panel Rehearing in 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Almost exactly two weeks after First Amendment attorneys J. Michael Murray and Lorraine R. Baumgardner filed their reply to the U.S. Department of Justice's opposition to their motion for a rehearing on the appeal of Judge ...

2257 Legal Team Responds to DOJ's New Recordkeeping Theory

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The latest move in the long-running adult industry lawsuit against the federal record-keeping and labeling law, 18 U.S.C. §2257, was the filing today of the plaintiffs'/appellants' response to the new theory of the case...

Argument in 2257 Case Gets Boost From NY Times Columnist

NEW YORK CITY—New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak has commented on some of the most pressing issues of our time and both predicted how the Supreme Court would rule on them as well as "Monday morning quarterbacking" the mea...

DOJ Challenges FSC Call for En Banc Rehearing on 2257

PHILADELPHIA—On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a response to Plaintiffs' Petition for Panel Rehearing and For Rehearing En Banc in the case of Free Speech Coalition, et al v. Attorney General of the United States, the lawsui...

Free Speech Attorneys File Motion for Rehearing in 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—First Amendment attorneys J. Michael Murray and Lorraine R. Baumgardner have announced to their clients that they have filed a Petition for Panel Rehearing and For Rehearing En Banc in the case of Free Speech Coalition, et ...

3rd Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of 2257

PHILADELPHIA—In a ruling that is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today issued a ruling upholding the constitutionality of the federal recordkeeping and labeling law, 18 U.S.C. §22...

Date Set For Appeal Argument in 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA—The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has set December 9, 2014 as the date it will hear arguments regarding the appeal, which was requested by both the plaintiffs and the defendant, of Judge Michael M. Baylson's ruling in the ...

Plaintiffs File Final Reply Brief in Lawsuit Against 2257

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Late last week, appellants' attorneys J. Michael Murray and Lorraine Baumgardner filed their Reply Brief with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, responding to the government's Appellee's Brief filed in late June in the case...

Analyzing the DOJ's Brief in the FSC vs Holder 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Late yesterday evening, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed their brief with the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals here as part of the appeal of the ruling of District Judge Michael M. Baylson in the...

Government Files Its Appeal in Third Circuit 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Late yesterday evening, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed their brief with the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals here as part of the appeal of the ruling of District Judge Michael M. Baylson in the ...

Free Speech Plaintiffs File Appeals Brief in 2257 Case

PHILADELPHIA, PA—After a lengthy trial in front of U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson last June, Free Speech Coalition and 15 other plaintiffs were dismayed that the judge's ruling, which was released on July 18, 2013, dismissed nearly all ...

Lawyers File ‘Notice of Appeal’ in 2257 Federal Lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Lawyers for the plaintiffs in Free Speech Coalition v Holder, the 2009 lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of 18 USC §2257, the nation’s federal labeling and record-keeping law, filed a Notice of Appeal tod...

Gawker’s Porn Post Violates 2257 Federal Regulations

LOS ANGELES—Just because it’s Gawker doesn’t mean it gets to violate child porn laws, but that is what the site did today when it posted a sexually explicit scene to gawker.com, which does not acknowledge the existence of the fed...

Op-Ed: 2257 Judge Rules Against FSC on Almost All Issues

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The ruling issued this morning by Judge Michael M. Baylson in the lawsuit that pitted Free Speech Coalition and 15 other plaintiffs against the Justice Department over the federal recordkeeping and labeling laws, 18 U.S.C. &...

Free Speech Coalition Issues Statement on 2257 Decision

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—This morning, Free Speech Coalition Board Chair Jeffrey J. Douglas issued the following statement on behalf of the organization regarding the decision of Judge Michael M. Baylson in Free Speech's and others' lawsuit again...

2257: Judge Voids Unannounced Home Inspections-UPDATED

PHILADELPHIA, PA—In a landmark ruling against the adult industry and every person who's ever taken a video or photo of him/her/themselves having sex, Judge Michael M. Baylson today issued a Judgment and Memorandum stating that the attorneys ...