Obscenity Prosecutions Should Be Expanded, Hatch Says

Apr 15, 2010 3:15 PM PST
WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch went on the offensive against commercial pornography at a Justice Committee hearing Wednesday and said the government should step in and expand obscenity prosecutions.

Hatch grilled U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who gave witness testimony over some of the initiatives his department has been working on at a hearing titled "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice."

Nowhere in Holder's address to committee members, however, were the words "adult entertainment" or "porn." And that spurred Hatch to focus his energies on adult entertainment.

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