Possible Narrowing Construction for the Tennessee Ban on Posting Images that Cause “Emotional Distress” “Without Legitimate Purpose”?

I blogged about this issue last week — a quick Lexis query suggests this was the first site to discuss this, but I’m not positive — and I noticed lots of other sites linking to the post and discussing the same statute. Now the Daily Caller reports that a Tennessee legislator (or perhaps more than on legislator) asked the Tennessee Attorney General’s office for an opinion about the statute.

I would assume that the AG will respond by offering a narrowing construction of the statute that would diminish the First Amendment problems posed by the law; but in any case, I look forward to reading the opinion when it arrives. The Daily Caller article suggests that the opinion may be coming “before the law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.”

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