Jun 282015
 
 June 28, 2015  Court, Laws, Online

Anna M. Tinsley reports that after the courts threw out Texas’s first attempt at a revenge porn law:

Texas lawmakers worked on a replacement measure this year, the Relationship Privacy Act, to crack down on a growing number of revenge porn cases.

“This will help those who have been victimized by the horrific practice of posting a nude or sexually explicit photo on the Internet without their permission get justice against the cowardly perpetrators,” said state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, who wrote the measure.

Critics say the new law, which takes effect Sept. 1, isn’t the right law to have in Teas.

“We think it is too broad,” said Terri Burke, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.

Read more on Star-Telegram.

Meanwhile, Arizona’s revenge porn law is tied up in the courts in a legal challenge by the ACLU there, as AP reports.

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