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The Nation : Porn Panel Condemned

The American Civil Liberties Union condemned Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III’s Commission on Pornography and called the crackdown it proposed “a dangerous call to arms against free expression.” Barry Lynn, the ACLU’s legislative counsel, said that nearly all of the panel’s 92 proposals would violate the First Amendment and undermine constitutional rights to privacy, due process and individual choice. Dee Kuhn, speaking for the Meese panel, had no comment on the ACLU’s criticisms. The commission’s report is due to be released next month.


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