Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Artists Defend Nude Children Photos.

Byline: S.U. Mahesh Journal Northern Bureau

Attorneys Ask Court To Throw Out Case

Lawyers for a Santa Fe artist and his daughter hope a collection of family photographs, some depicting nude children, that led to the arrests of the two may also prove to be their best ally.

Attorneys for Mark Rendleman and Tiffany Mia Barbosa tried to poke holes in the criminal case against the two at a hearing Tuesday while suggesting prosecutors rushed to judgment to obtain criminal indictments.

The attorneys filed a series of motions, including one to throw out the case based on the First Amendment right to free expression and another to quash the grand jury indictments the lawyers say were the result of jurors' being misled. …

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