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Meese Commission

The Meese Report

The final report of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (sometimes called The Meese Report for Attorney General Edwin Meese) is the result of a comprehensive investigation into pornography ordered by President Ronald Reagan. It was published in July 1986 and contains 1,960 pages.

These people comprised the commission (nicknamed The Meese Commission):

The report is divided into five parts and thirty-five chapters and details most aspects of the pornography industry, including the history of pornography and the extent of First Amendment protections. The report also documents what the committee found to be the harmful effects of pornography and connections between pornographers and organized crime. The report was criticized by some of the scientists whose research was utilized; they claim that their results were distorted and incongruent with the final report. Some also believe that Meese similarly minimalized evidence indicating that pornography is not dangerous. The report was also criticized by many in the pornography industry, calling it biased, incredible, and inaccurate. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney_General%27s_Commission_on_Pornography [Oct 2005]

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