Revenge Porn: Appeal To Reason or Emotion

Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams did a Lawyer 2 Lawyer interview on Legal Talk Network with Lee Rowland of the ACLU and Marc Randazza on the propriety of using criminal laws to stop revenge porn.

In the second half, they bring Mary Anne Franks in to debate the issue.  It’s a fascinating juxtaposition of Appeal to Reason versus Appeal to Emotion. Guess who was on which side?

Best line of the broadcast was from Lee Rowland:  “Criminal law is a blunt instrument for regulating human dysfunction.”  As experience has taught us over and over.

Further, your affiant sayeth naught.

5 comments on “Revenge Porn: Appeal To Reason or Emotion

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  2. FERGUS O'ROURKE

    That word “affiant” has to be a leading candidate for the title of “Ugliest American Legalism”.
    In Ireland, the maker of an affidavit is a deponent. Doesn’t that sound so much more pleasant, not to mention euphonious ?

    1. SHG Post author

      Affiant is used differently in different jurisdictions here. I use it to describe the person who executes an affirmation, rather than an affidavit (who is, as you say, a deponent). But even so, affiant is indeed an ugly word.

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