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Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union

Docket No.: 00-1293
Certiorari Granted: May 21 2001
Argued: November 28, 2001
Decided: May 13, 2002

Topics:

47 U.S.C. 231, First Amendment, Obscenity, Eighth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, murder, patent, preliminary injunction, privacy, self-incrimination

PartyNames: John Ashcroft, Attorney General v. American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
Petitioner: John Ashcroft, Attorney General
Respondent: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Citation: 217 F.3d 162
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

John Ashcroft, Attorney General
v.
American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
535 U.S. 564 (2002)
Question:

Does the Child Online Protection Act's use of "community standards" to identify "material that is harmful to minors" violate the First Amendment?

Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 28, 2001

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Ashcroft, 1 vote(s) against
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