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Interview With Pornographer Earns Salon Reporter a Subpoena in Federal Obscenity Trial

A year-old Q&A with adult filmmaker Ira Isaacs earned San Francisco-based journalist Tracy Clark-Flory an order from the prosecution to testify in a Los Angeles federal court.

Clark-Flory was a bit baffled by the subpoena, since she’s a reporter, not some kind of expert, and “all I can say is that Isaacs said what I said he said.”

Clark-Flory penned an article on Salon earlier today about the subpoena, in which she openly questioned the federal government’s wisdom in ordering her on a taxpayer-funded trip to Los Angeles. Soon after posting, she received word that “the government has reversed its decision to compel me to testify.”

We’re glad to hear Clark-Flory gets to stay home, but the federal government is still wasting plenty of taxpayer dollars on prosecuting a man for making and distributing “poo-porn.” Sure it’s gross, but criminal? Doesn’t the Department of Justice have anything better to do?

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