Adult Entertainment Law

The town of Medway, Mass. is considering expanding the size, but changing the location, of its adult entertainment zoning district. At this time, the only place in Medway where adult entertainment businesses can locate is "a small trapezoidal block on Rte. 109, east of Pond Street." (source) Resident Mark Cerel,...

[caption id="attachment_2600" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Kittens are expected to face extinction in the Lone Star State"][/caption]I previously wrote about the victory in Reliable Consultants v. Earle case in Texas Dildo Law Goes Limp, and the Lone Star State's evangelical-led push to overturn the case en banc in Texas - Still Obsessed...

Judge Bucklew issued an unsurprising order, Paul Little, a/k/a Max Hardcore, must remain in prison rather than being able to remain free on bond pending the resolution of his appeal. Under 18 U.S.C. § 3143(b)(1), a person convicted of a federal crime is eligible for release pending appeal...

[caption id="attachment_2496" align="alignright" width="112" caption="Paul Little a.k.a. Max Hardcore"][/caption]From Tampa Bay Online: Adult movie producer Paul Little is asking a judge to let him postpone his 46-month prison sentence while his lawyers appeal his conviction on obscenity charges. Little, whose pornographic character goes by the name Max Hardcore, lives in California, but...

[caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignright" width="116" caption="Legal! Even in Mary Beth Buchanan Country!"][/caption]Previously reported at Western Pennsylvania Town Clings to Guns & Religion - Sexytime, Not So Much. The AP reports that Stephanie Babines has prevailed and her pole dancing studio will open....

Being a member of the Bar is essential to my livelihood, so I can't comment on a lot of what I think of the Max Hardcore conviction, nor on how the judge conducted the trial. Mark Draughn at WindyPundit and Rogier van Bakel at Nobody's Business - they are...

Paul Little, a.k.a. "Max Hardcore" was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for producing dirty movies. While I'm sure that the ghost of Andrea Dworkin is doing backflips of joy, the founding fathers are rolling in their graves. Glenn Greenwald had this to say in Slate: So, to...

The Fernandina Beach News Leader gives us some insight into an anti-porn ordinance that Nassau County, Fla. thinks it can pass. The ordinance would ban the sale of any pornographic material that depitcs "specifically described sexual conduct." According to the ordinance, that means one of the following: (1) rape or...