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Inmates fight for right to porn

Three federal appellate judges told a district court judge to allow three Licking, Mo., inmates to pursue their right to read porn. The inmates wanted to read Rockstar, Penthouse, Penthouse-Forum and American Curves magazines, but prison officials said they were too hot to handle. Specifically, the magazines promoted violence and portrayed explicit and sadistic sex acts as well as sex acts that violate state and federal law. But the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the inmates sufficiently stated a claim to challenge the regulations as they apply to the magazines they want to read.

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40 years and counting

When you think "legal lions," think Myron H. Bright. Bright, 90, just celebrated more than 40 years as a judge on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It's been 40 years and eight months, to be precise, and that makes him the longest-serving working appellate judge on the 8th Circuit since it began in 1891. Bright, and other Court of Appeals employees who observed milestone anniversaries, were honored at a ceremony Tuesday at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse.

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