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Academics Both Left and Right Endorse Congressional Action to Fix the Supreme Court’s Decision in Paroline

Seldom has an issue—any issue—garnered such bi-partisan support as the Amy and Vicky Act which passed the Senate in February 98–0. Unfortunately the bill remains stalled in the House Judiciary Committee despite a March hearing and bi-partisan vows of quick Congressional action.

Perhaps most surprising of all is that the AVA has near universal support (except from child pornography defendants) from both Republicans and Democrats, and liberal and conservative academics.

It's time for the House to get moving to finally pass the AVA! With 38 Republican co-sponsors and 35 Democrat co-sponsors, the AVA completely lacks "ideological polarization." And maybe that's the problem. But with an election approaching in just 12 months "it could look good for all of Congress to get tougher than the Court was willing to be on child pornographers—particularly when the Court’s ruling means that many victims are undercompensated."

Contact House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] and ask him to vote S.295/H.R. 595 out of the House Judiciary Committee for a swift vote by the full House.