Texas AG Says Revenge Porn Law Doesn't Hurt Free Speech

Law360 (March 27, 2019, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief on Tuesday defending the state's criminalization of revenge pornography and asking the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling that the law impinged on free speech.

In his brief, the attorney general argued that the law is consistent with the First Amendment because it only criminalizes public disclosures of sexual images in cases where the subject of intimate photos had a "reasonable expectation that the visual material would remain private." According to the brief, a person engaging in sexual conduct "in a public or commercial setting," or if...

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