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posted Friday, November 9, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 45

Court Challenge Promised in Wake of Measure B Passage
By Ann Oui LOS ANGELES - In a letter sent today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Free Speech Coalition announced its intention to mount a challenge in court to Measure B, the mandatory condom initiative that was passed yesterday by county voters.

'We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional on the grounds of forced expression, but also falls within the jurisdiction of the state of California rather than local government,' wrote Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke. 'Therefore, we will file suit and challenge this intolerable law in court.'

Duke also asked the Supervisors to 'suspend the implementation of the law until the courts have rendered their decision on the aforementioned issues,' but also requested that 'as the County moves to develop an implementation plan, we ask that FSC, the industry's trade association, be given a seat at the table.'

The letter concludes by reiterating the very real possibility that the industry, or much of it, will move out of the area. 'Finally, our industry has been approached, with open arms and tax incentives, to move our adult production to communities that welcome adult production as a vital industry and a positive economic force,' it reads. 'In the upcoming weeks and months, we will provide a roadmap for adult production to move its over-a-billion-dollar industry and its accompanying 10,000 jobs to these welcoming communities.'

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