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No Dishes Off the Dish: A Bible Belt prosecutor in Montgomery, Ala. has pulled the plug on a national X-rated TV channel that beamed movies like “Ramb-Ohhh! Sex Platoon” and “Hardcore Girlfriends” to satellite dish owners. Civil libertarians are alarmed by the ease with which Dist. Atty. Jimmy Evans drove New York-based Home Dish Satellite Networks Inc. out of business. “What’s happened is some little small town in the South is setting the standard for the rest of the country,” said Martin McCaffery, vice president of Alabama’s Civil Liberties Union. “It’s a horrendous precedent.” Evans says adult films have no First Amendment protection.


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