Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal


Tara M. Allport


California, Los Angeles County (Calif.). Public Health, Mandamus, Pornographic films -- Law & legislation, Administrative discretion (Law) -- California, Condoms -- Law & legislation, HIV (Viruses) -- Prevention, Sexually transmitted diseases -- Prevention


The article discusses the U.S. adult film industry as of September 2012, focusing on a call for the courts to issue a writ of mandamus requiring the industry to force film participants to use condoms to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases. The author argues that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health abused its discretion as a government agency by failing to protect the health of adult film industry participants such as actor Derrick Burts.