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Reagan Saves Women

In 2003, former underage porn star Traci Lords admitted “I have to thank Ed Meese for saving my life.”

From the Sept. 1, 2003, issue of NRODT:

The 1986 “Meese Commission” report on pornography is notorious, a catalyst for First Amendment hysteria from liberals and civil libertarians- “chilling effect” and the like. But Traci Lords, former child-porn star, has a different take. In her new memoir, Lords recounts how a federal raid ended her “career” at age 18 and turned her life as a junkie and “prostitute” (what she considers life as a porn star) around. In an interview about the book, Lords recently said, “I have to thank Ed Meese for saving my life.” We know vindication when we see it.

In the Los Angeles Times today we learn that the judge who sentenced Paris Hilton to jail last week is a Reagan appointee 

…Reagan appointed the judge who sentenced Paris Hilton to the slammer.  LA Times :

        Appointed to Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1972 by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, Sauer was elevated to the Superior Court bench in 2000 when the two courts combined. In 2003, he was moved from criminal court cases to misdemeanor arraignments – a posting heavy on traffic violations and DUIs. The move, which paved the way for the fateful meeting with Hilton, came as a surprise to the veteran judge. But in a January 2006 profile published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sauer said he had adjusted to the unexpected transfer.

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