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Feb. 21, Segment Three – New legislation aims to take down mug shots

By on March 8th, 2013

A proposed Florida bill is aiming to clean up mugshots of the innocent from the Internet. The bill would require websites that publish mugshots to remove them within 15 days of the charges being cleared. We spoke with First Amendment expert Professor Clay Calvert about the implications of the bill and executive editor of the Gainesville Sun Douglas Ray about how the newspaper uses mugshots on its website and how they handle requests to remove them.


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