Tag: Mary Anne Franks

  • Lying Law Prof Mary Anne Franks Comes to Town

    Thanks to the Houston Chronicle, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative activist Mary Anne Franks got to bring her special brand of authoritarianism to my neck of the woods: Franks dismissed claims by some groups, like American Civil Liberties Union, that criminal penalties for posting the photos infringes on behavior protected by the First Amendment. “This isn’t […]

  • Lying Law Prof Lies.

    Me, October 24, 2013, here: Professor Franks, when I say that you haven’t addressed counterarguments, I mean that. I’m sorry that you find it tedious that you be expected to address why, for example, in light of Stevens’s unambiguous rejection of a balancing test, you continue to insist that some sort of balancing test applies. […]

  • Revenge Porn: More Made-Up First Amendment Law

    Mary Anne Franks is still inventing First Amendment law in the cause of her political crusade to get her proposed statute outlawing revenge porn outlawed: PrometheeFeu, I do disagree with you, but much more importantly, the Supreme Court disagrees with you. The Court has never held that speech that has zero political, newsworthy, artistic, or […]

  • Is New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute Constitutional?

    In Are Statutes Criminalizing Revenge Porn Constitutional? I considered Mary Anne Franks’s proposed statute aimed at revenge porn, and concluded that lower courts considering the constitutionality of the statute will be constrained by current Supreme Court precedent to find the statute unconstitutional. At least three states—New Jersey, California, and Texas—have statutes that would criminalize revenge […]

  • Are Statutes Criminalizing Revenge Porn Constitutional?

    There’s a movement afoot to pass statutes outlawing “revenge porn”—the malicious publication of images of intimate partners. Here’s the proposed state statute, drawn up by Florida law prof Mary Anne Franks: Whoever intentionally discloses a photograph, film, videotape, recording, or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed or […]

  • Six Ways to Screw Up Your Persuasive Writing

    In support of her attempt to limit speech to protect women from revenge porn, Mary Anne Franks, who teaches family law, criminal law, and criminal procedure at the University of Miami, demonstrates, via Concurring Opinions, some of the hazards of single-issue advocacy, accidentally providing some compelling negative rhetorical lessons, demonstrating to the world six things not […]