Rarely has conduct at a hockey game exposed such an interesting constitutional feature of federal criminal law.
Randy Johnson was taking photographs at a hockey game in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a professional photographer. His assistant, Dawn, was helping by removing memory cards from Mr. Johnson’s cameras and transferring the photographs on those memory cards onto his laptop.
While she was downloading and organizing his photographs, she noticed a folder labeled “girls”. They appeared to be photographs of girls – not women referred to in a mildly sexist way. Without going into details, photographs of such a nature as those are illegal to possess.