E v G 9 Covered On Fox News

The legal challenge was brought by three ex-prostitutes, a would-be client, and ESPLER (Erotic Service Providers Legal, Educational and Research Project). They received good news Thursday after the 9th Circuit judges hinted that some scrutiny of the law was needed. “Why should it be illegal to sell something that it’s legal to give away?” asked, as the Chronicle reported. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White rejected the challenge last year, saying the 2003 Supreme Court ruling was concerning intimate personal relationship and did not apply to commercial sex, adding that California justified the law against prostitution as a deterrence to violence against women, sexually transmitted diseases and human trafficking, according to the Chronicle.

Update on AK HB 112 / SB 73: Cops On Sexual Contact During  Investigations

The Anchorage Police Department is fighting a pair of state bills that would criminalize cops who have “sexual contact” with people under investigation. The reason for the opposition, according to Deputy Chief Sean Case, is that there are “very, very limited” situations in which cops need to cross that boundary — specifically, when it comes to undercover investigations of sex workers. Article by Tracy Clark Flory for Vocative; supporting statistics from ISWFACE LA.

PHILLY Federal Verdict on 18/2257 First Amendment Status 

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge has scheduled deadlines for briefs to be filed in the Free Speech Coalition’s continuing lawsuit over the legality of federal performer record-keeping statutes for adult entertainment producers.Last month, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ruled that elements of 18 U.S.C. §§2257 and 2257A were facially unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment, which … Continue reading PHILLY Federal Verdict on 18/2257 First Amendment Status