DOJ Appeals COPA Decision to Supreme Court

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 13, 2003

A follow-up to my March 7 posting: the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was ruled unconstitutional for a second time by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision ACLU v. John Ashcroft, no. 19-1324, filed March 6.

  • Arguing that requiring net filters in public libraries is not sufficient, Solicitor General Theodore Olson filed a brief with the Supreme Court in John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General, Petitioner v. American Civil Liberties Union, et al. Docketed: August 11, 2003 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – Case Nos.: (99-1324). Olson stated “children are unprotected from the harmful effects of the enormous amount of p***ography on the World Wide Web.” [Link]
  • See also ALA’s CPPA, COPA, CIPA: Which Is Which?
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