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JOHN D. ASHCROFT, ATTORNEY GENERAL v. AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION et al.

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542 U.S. 656 (2004)

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Legal Principle at Issue

Whether the court of appeals properly barred enforcement of the Child Online Protection Act on First Amendment grounds because the statute relies on community standards to identify material that is harmful to minors.

Action

Affirmed (includes modified). Petitioning party did not receive a favorable disposition.

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