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United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.

Docket No.: 98-1682
Argued: November 30, 1999
Decided: May 22, 2000

Topics:

47 U.S.C. 561, First Amendment, Miscellaneous, First Amendment, patent, preliminary injunction, privacy

Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.

Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 803 (2000)
Question:

Is section 505 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 the least restrictive means to block the transmission of cable television channels primarily dedicated to sexually oriented programming, such that it does not violate the First Amendment?

United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 30, 1999

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc., 4 vote(s) against

United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
Case Documents

1Opinion in United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
2Opinion in United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.