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ID:

261

Date:

2007-07-25

Headline:

Obscenity tip line does the Constitution dirty

Reporter's name:

Stephen Bates

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post/The Star-Ledger

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A $148,000 congressional earmark in 2005 is paying for a privately run Web site citizens can use to tip off Justice Department officials to obscene Web sites, according to documents Stephen Bates, a media law professor at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, obtained under FOIA. Bates wrote an essay that originally ran in The Washington Post, and other papers followed.

Keywords:

privatization, Alberto Gonzales, Justice Department, obscenity, Morality in Media


Agencies:

DOJ

States:

NV
US

Categories:

general government


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