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Communications Decency Act:
Reno v. ACLU
Argued: March 19, 1997
Decided: June 26, 1997
Votes: 9 to 0 and 7 to 2
At Issue: How the First Amendment applies to the provisions of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
Decision: The Court struck down a federal law restricting indecent material on the Internet as a violation of free speech rights.

Read the full text of the Reno v. ACLU decision at the FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.

Listen to the Reno v. ACLU oral argument and the announcement of the Court's decision in RealAudio at the Oyez Oyez Oyez Web site.


Background from The Post
Supreme Court Rejects Curbs on Online Speech (June 27, 1997)
Statute 'Silences Some Speakers . . . Entitled to Constitutional Protection' (June 27, 1997)
Smut Ruling Ratifies the Internet's Founding Principles (June 27, 1997)
Yes, the Net Is Speech (editorial) (June 27, 1997)
For Libraries, Web Access Is Tangled Issue (June 26, 1997)
Justices Weigh Issues of Internet Safeguards, Censorship (March 20, 1997)


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