Porn Fraud Civil Trial to Continue Despite Criminal Charges

The day after an online porn purveyor removed GirlsDoPorn’s videos and less than a week after federal prosecutors filed sex trafficking charges against its owners and operators, GirlsDoPorn lost a bid to stay the months-long civil trial brought by women who say they were duped to appear in its videos.

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Sex Shop Zoning Law

The Eighth Circuit ruled that an Arkansas zoning law that prevents “adult-oriented” businesses from opening within 1,000 feet of schools is constitutional. A sex shop compared itself to CVS and Walgreens, but the items regulated by the zoning law are not staples of those general stores, so the shop’s equal protection claim failed. 

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Netflix & Chill

A federal judge refused to dismiss claims that a South Dakota high school punished a student after falsely claiming that her statement in an edition of the student newspaper that her hobby was to “Netflix and chill” with her boyfriend referred to having sex, and that the school did not punish male students who had said the same thing.

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