A Philadelphia judge has refused to strike down amendments to the federal Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act that require photographers and filmmakers -- professional or amateur -- to keep records verifying the age and identity of anyone depicted in a sexually explicit film or photo. The judge concluded the law was narrowly tailored to combat child pornography and any constitutional challenge should be analyzed under an "intermediate scrutiny" test rather than strict scrutiny because the law is "content-neutral."
Judge OKs Law Requiring Pornographers to Keep Age Records
The Legal Intelligencer
July 29, 2010