WASHINGTON (AP) _ Congresswoman Nancy Boyda's bill to close a
loophole in federal child pornography laws is heading for passage in the U.S. House.
The Kansas Democrat's legislation is a response to a court decision this year that threw out the conviction of a Kansas City, Kansas, man for possession of child pornography.
The court held that the images the man obtained on the Internet did not move across state lines, as required by the law.
Boyda's bill closes that loophole to specify that Internet transmissions do travel in interstate commerce.
The Senate is expected to consider a similar measure later this year.
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