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Judge Nixes Indiana Law

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A new Indiana law aimed at adult book stores has been thrown out.

The law went into effect today, but it can’t be enforced. That’s because a federal judge in Indianapolis says the state law is too vague and too broad.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a challenge on behalf of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, along with other bookstores and publishers.

The case named as defendants every county prosecutor in Indiana.

As written, the law requires any business that sells sexually explicit materials to register with the Indiana Secretary of State’s office and pay a $250 fee.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor. The Indiana legislature adopted the law earlier this year.

In came in response to a growing number of adult book mega-stores opening off interstate highways near small towns.

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