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United States v. American Library Association

Docket No.: 02-361
Argued: March 5, 2003
Decided: June 23, 2003

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Obscenity, ADEA, Anti-Injunction Act, Article I, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Bill of Rights, Consumer Protection, ERISA, Eleventh Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Necessary and Proper, Supremacy Clause, Tenth Amendment, judicial review, patent, preemption, privacy, public schools, res judicata, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: United States, et al., Appellants v. American Library Association, Inc., et al.
Petitioner: United States, et al., Appellants
Respondent: American Library Association, Inc., et al.

Court Below: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Citation: ED Pennsylvania, 201 F. Supp.2d 401. QUESTION PRESENTED The Children's Internet Protection Act (C IPA), Pub. L. No.106-554, Div. B, Tit.XVII, 114 Stat. 2763A-335, provides that a library that is otherwise eligible for special federal assistance for Internet access in the form of discount rates foreducational purposes under the Telecommunications Act of 1996,47 U.S.C. 254(h) (Supp. V 1999), or grants under the Library Services and Technology Act, 20 U.S.C. 9121 et seq., may not receive that assistance unless the library has in place a policy that includes the operation of a "technology protection measure" on Internet-connected computers that protects against access by all persons to "visual
Supreme Court Docket

United States, et al., Appellants
v.
American Library Association, Inc., et al.
539 U.S. 194 (2003)
Question:

Does Congress have the authority to require libraries to censor internet content in order to receive federal funding?

United States v. American Library Association
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 5, 2003

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for United States, 3 vote(s) against
Opinion By:
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