by Countable | 12.13.18
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To paraphrase Paul Simon: "Where have you gone, Joe McCarthy? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you."
Maria Butina has plead guilty to engaging in conspiracy to influence U.S. politics.
As part of the deal, Butina admitted to being involved in an organized effort, backed by Russian officials, to infiltrate Republican political circles.
Butina attended conferences with the National Rifle Association and the National Prayer Breakfast where she "sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics," prosecutors said.
Butina is the first Russian national convicted for attempting to influence U.S. politics during the 2016 election.
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Should "revenge porn" be protected free speech?
“Revenge porn” is sharing sexually explicit images or videos of a person without their consent, typically by a former partner.
40 states and Washington D.C. currently have revenge porn laws. But the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will decide whether the practice should be punishable by law in the Lone Star State.
Three years ago, Texas passed a bill that criminalized revenge porn. But a state appeals court ruled in April that the law was unconstitutional, writing:
“It violates rights of too many third parties by restricting more speech than the [U.S.] Constitution permits.”
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