March 11, 2020

On March 11, Catholic Law Professor Mary Graw Leary testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT Act).

The introduction of the EARN IT Act encourages the Tech Industry to take online child sexual exploitation seriously and creates incentives for companies to “earn” liability protection. Professor Graw Leary used her experience as an academic and as a prosecutor to provide context to the problem of child sexual exploitation and provide expert testimony before the committee.

Three Catholic Law alumni were also involved in the committee hearing. Robert Casey '88, Bill co-sponsor (not present at the hearing); Elizabeth Banker '96, as a witness; and Frank Russo '18, in the audience.

To view Professor Graw Leary’s testimony, click here.