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9th Circuit Strikes Down Oregon Child Pornography Law as Unconstitutional.

By September 22, 2010June 22nd, 2020No Comments

By Kelly Clark
September 2010

Read here: Oregon sex-literature laws ruled unconstitutional

This is what I meant when I said, in a 2008 debate with the ACLU’c Charlie Hinkle at the City Club that we in Oregon have “too much free speech.” When we cannot pass common-sense laws aimed at protecting children because of wholly abstract “free speech” limits, then we have “too much free speech,” and judges run a risk of so alienating the public, so separating the “constitutional sense” from the “common sense” of the people, that both the courts and the constitution will lose legitimacy with the average citizen.

My full comments can be found at here.