Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Ashcroft v. ACLU, No. 03-218, reviews the constitutionality of the Child Online Protection Act ("COPA"). COPA proscribes the commercial use on the Internet of "any material that is harmful to minors." The case was remanded by Supreme Court in 2002 with instructions to consider the District Court's findings on issues other than the use of community standards to identify potentially harmful content. Upon rehearing, the Third Circuit reaffirmed its ruling that the Act is overbroad in violation of the First Amendment.
Links to the opinion under review and Washington Post coverage are there as well.
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