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Texas asks appellate court to rehear revenge porn case, argues the statute doesn't limit free speech

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

The Texas Attorney General’s office is arguing that the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler erred in April when it ruled the revenge porn law too broad and in violation of too many third-party rights to freedom of speech.

The state is asking the appeals court to rehear the case, and affirm the lower court’s ruling – which would leave the law in place.

A motion for rehearing and an amicus brief were filed May 8 by the state.

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A ruling has not yet been made on whether the case will be reheard.

The state argues that the appellate court interpreted the wording of the statute too broadly, and it was evaluated with “too strict of a standard.”

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