Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz’s Talking Points Memo article, Revenge Porn Is Awful, But The Law Against It Is Worse was referenced in a recent Slate article on the topic, How to Make Revenge Porn a Crime.
Free speech advocates worry that revenge porn laws are too broad and vague, and thus risk chilling protected speech. Is there a collision here with the First Amendment? These concerns are real, but not insurmountable. Careful and precise drafting is the key. Revenge porn laws can and should make clear that it is a crime to distribute someone’s sexually explicit images without consent if those images do not concern matters of public importance. Worded that way, a law wouldn’t apply, for example, to the woman who published Anthony Weiner’s crotch shots.
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Young Voices Advocate Axel Kaiser has won first place in the Paths of Freedom essay contest! He will I receive his prize, plus $15,000 directly from the former President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus in Mexico City on November 28th.
The contest is organized by the Salinas Group in Mexico. It is the most competitive essay contest in the Spanish-speaking world on subjects related to liberalism.
Young Voices Advocate Rachel Burger was published in The Libertarian Republic writing about why Millennials supported Libertarian Party candidate for Virginia Governor Robert Sarvis:
To be sure, most Millennials voted for McAuliffe (45 percent), but that does not detract from the fact that more Millennials than any other age group opted for Sarvis. As my generation ages, the Republicans and Democrats will have to reform themselves if they hope to get our votes. If not, third-party candidates will become the next era of politics. Millennials are voting, and our votes are not going to sit in the trash bin for long.
The entire piece can be found here.
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