Court blocks law imposing restrictions on adult websites

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(The Center Square) - A federal judge blocked a new law from going into effect this month that imposes restrictions and civil penalties related to online publication or distribution of sexual material harmful to minors.

HB 1181, filed by state Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, which had multiple cosponsors and bipartisan support, was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott and was set to go into effect September 1.