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All Obscenity Charges Against John Stagliano Thrown Out

Big victory for free speech

Matt Welch
July 16, 2010, 6:23pm

John Stagliano, a good friend of Reason, a committed libertarian, and an award-winning adult filmmaker, was cleared Friday, July 16th in all charges of a federal obscenity prosecution that could have put him behind bars for 32 years. The judge dismissed the case out of hand after the prosecution failed to muster sufficient evidence. Reason spoke to Stagliano shortly after the judge's decision:

All of our past coverage of the case is here.


Matt Welch is Editor in Chief, Reason


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