Monday quickies: Porn tax, McCain hates the gays, Arnold vs. Tom and fireworks

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh makes the case that a proposed tax on porn will be struck down as flat out unconstitutional.

Content-based taxes on the sale of First-Amendment-protected materials (and recall that the law targets not just unprotected and illegal obscenity, but also constitutionally protected pornography) are generally forbidden.

John McCain, who says individual states, not the Federal government, should decide whats best for themselves regarding gay marriage, has expressed support for a California constitutional ban on same sex unions. Maybe now that he’s catching up on unpaid taxes for his California property he feels he can try and influence state policy.

On Sunday, Governor Schwarzenegger was grilled on Meet the Press by new host Tom Brokaw. (Part 1 here)

Schwarzenegger also held back on issuing a statewide ban on fireworks, but urged especially incendiary counties to issue their own bans.

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