Tuesday, March 22, 2005

First Amendment does not pertain to Utah

The concept of free speech is obviously treated the same as anti-polygamy laws in Utah for the governor just signed a prohibition on internet pornography.


"I am having a hard time seeing how this law will survive a constitutional challenge, given the track record of state anti-Internet porn laws--which are routinely struck down as violating the First Amendment and the dormant Commerce Clause," Eric Goldman, a professor at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wis., wrote in a critique of the law.

Spokesman Tammy Kikuchi said Monday that Huntsman (the governor) "doesn't have a concern about the constitutional challenge."

"What's a constitution?" he was heard asking Kikuchi.

Actually, I added that last bit.


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