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Judge strikes 'secret sex image' law

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A Cass County judge has ruled that a state law barring the secret creation of sexually expressive images is unconstitutional because it's overly broad, outlawing material protected by free-speech rights.

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In an opinion released Tuesday, Judge Steven McCullough ruled that the law, passed in 2009 by the North Dakota Legislature, criminalizes nude images that aren't obscene without giving any regard to their potential literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

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