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Supreme Court to Weigh Child Online Protection Act

Monday, 21 May 2001 12:00 AM

The case revolves around a 1998 law passed by Congress. The Child Online Protection Act made it a crime to place pornographic material on the World Wide Web without requiring an access code or some other "proof of age" to keep the adult material away from minors. The American Civil Liberties Union said the law violates the First Amendment, but the Justice Department said the law is valid because it targets only material deemed harmful to minors.

The Justices will hear the case in their next term, and until they issue a ruling, the Justice Department is barred from enforcing the law.

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