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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:39 PM

Texas Court: OK to 'talk dirty' to minors

The state's highest criminal court ruled Wednesday that a law banning sexually explicit online communication with minors is unconstitutional.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals struck down a section of the law against online solicitation of a minor, arguing that it outlawed a "whole cornucopia of 'titillating talk' or 'dirty talk' but also includes sexually explicit literature such as 'Lolita' '50 Shades of Grey' 'Lady Chatterly's Lover' and Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida.'"

The 2005 law was written to prevent anyone from using the internet or electronic messages, including texts, to "lure" children into sexual situations, according the ruling.

But because part of this law was so generally written, it violates the First Amendment right to free speech, according the opinion authored by Justice Cathy Cochran.

More at http://www.chron.com/news/article/Texas-Court-OK-to-talk-dirty-to-minors-4939966.php?cmpid=hpts .

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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:45 PM

1. Wow, a decent ruling out of Texas. I'm gobsmacked!

I read all kinds of "dirty" stuff when I was barely into my teens. Yes, I'm warped but not so much that I'm downright deviant since it's never occurred to me to act anything out from Moll Flanders or any other amoral hero or heroine.

Talking dirty makes kids feel all grown up. It would be nice if they could see the person on the other end of the conversation, though, it would put a lot of creepers out of business.

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