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Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition

Docket No.: 00-795
Certiorari Granted: Jan 22 2001
Argued: October 30, 2001
Decided: April 16, 2002

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 2252, First Amendment, Obscenity, Due Process, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, murder, patent

PartyNames: John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General, et al. v. The Free Speech Coalition, et al.
Petitioner: John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General, et al.
Respondent: The Free Speech Coalition, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 198 F.3d 1083
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General, et al.
v.
The Free Speech Coalition, et al.
535 U.S. 234 (2002)
Question:

Does the Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 abridge freedom of speech where it where it proscribes a significant universe of speech that is neither obscene under Miller v. California nor child pornography under New York v. Ferber?

Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 30, 2001

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Free Speech Coalition, 3 vote(s) against

Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
Case Documents

1Opinion in Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
2Opinion in Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
Additional documents for this case are pending review.