posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 02:02 AM
reply to post by xuenchen
I doubt it would be effective or enforceable before its struck down. If the encounter occurs in the State of Arizona, IE the person complaining and
the "offender" are in Arizona then it could work. If either person is in another state then no, Arizona law would not apply, Federal law would.
Hell we have a hard enough time dealing with phone harrassment in my state in terms of who is responsible for jurisdiction. The agency where the call
took place from or the person who recevied the call and wants to press charges.
What I can see this being used as is a back door effort to control online pornography. Either or I can see it being struck down as unconstitional.
There is already precedence established by other State / Federal Courts that have struck down State / Local Laws that deal with being able to look at
pornography on computers at public libraries. Which is to say the laws were passed to prevent it and were struck down.
As far as the question about ATS I would say yes, because its based out of Arizona, they could / would be affected by the law.
2009 - High Court strikes down anti-pornography
The topic has been on the Courts radar screen going back to 2004.
ETA - For those who want to see all the details the link below is to the Arizona Government website that tracks pending legislation.
HB2549 electronic; digital devices; stalking; threatening
If you check the site out keep in mind they show the origional bill language in addition to changes, proposed and adopted amendments etc etc etc. The
other cool thing is at the bottom of the page I linked there is a section that contains all the video feed from the House dealing withthis bill. You
can hear them discuss / debate etc the bill.
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