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Reno v. ACLU

Docket No.: 96-511
Argued: March 19, 1997
Decided: June 26, 1997

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Obscenity, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, patent, preliminary injunction, separation of powers

PartyNames: Janet RENO, Attorney General of the United States, et al., Appellants v. AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION et al.
Petitioner: ACLU
Respondent: Reno

Supreme Court Docket

ACLU
v.
Reno
521 U.S. 844 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 2329
Question:

Did certain provisions of the 1996 Communications Decency Act violate the First and Fifth Amendments by being overly broad and vague in their definitions of the types of internet communications which they criminalized?

Reno v. ACLU
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 19, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for ACLU, 0 vote(s) against
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