Antiporn Law For Internet Blocked By Justices


A 1998 federal law meant to punish pornographers who sell photos to Web-surfing kids probably violates the Constitution’s free speech protectins, the Supreme Court ruled today and ended its 2003-4 term. The Associated Press said the court divided 5-to-4 over a law signed by President Bill and backed by the Bush administration. The ruling sends the case back to a trial court to give the fedeal government a chance to defend it. Justice Anthony Kennedy, for the majority, said a new trial might explore whether new technology could allow adults to see and buy material that is legal for them while keeping it out of the hands of children.


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