In early April, 42 senators from both Republican & Democratic parties sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling for amped-up efforts in the federal prosecution of hardcore adult pornography. This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force—a second Bush-era group formed to appease conservative cries over sexually-explicit obscenity (in other words: hardcore pornography)—into the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.
"The need for consistent and vigorous enforcement is even greater today because both obscene pornography and evidence of its harms have multiplied since then," they wrote. "Simply put, we know more than ever illegal adult obscenity contributes to violence against women, addiction, harm to children, and sex trafficking. This material harms individuals, families, and communities and the problems are only getting worse."