Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Attorney General Gonzales' Internet Priority? Porn, not Terrorists

Thanks to Declan McCullagh's PoliTech for the pointer here.

An article by Julie Kay for the Daily Business Review, appearing on Law.com, reports that:

When FBI supervisors in Miami met with new interim U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta last month, they wondered what the top enforcement priority for Acosta and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would be.

Would it be terrorism? Organized crime? Narcotics trafficking? Immigration? Or maybe public corruption?

The agents were stunned to learn that a top prosecutorial priority of Acosta and the Department of Justice was none of the above. Instead, Acosta told them, it's obscenity. Not pornography involving children, but pornographic material featuring consenting adults.


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