Conference Proceeding

Grammar and Inferences of Rationality in Interpreting the Child Pornography Statute

Georgia M. Green and Jeffrey P. Kaplan

On November 29, 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States v. X-Citement Video, Inc., a case which sharply divided participants at the symposium conference. Our discussion here re-constitutes the linguistic analysis which was reduced to a summary in the amicus brief filed by the Law and Linguistics Consortium in that case, and explores the issues which the conclusion of that analysis raised at the symposium.