US Justices Hear Arguments on Internet Pornography Law

Ever since it unanimously overturned the Communications Decency Act a decade ago, the Supreme Court has pushed back against Congressional efforts to regulate Internet content.Five years ago, for example, the court struck down the Child Pornography Prevention Act, which made it a crime to create, distribute or possess “virtual” child pornography that uses computer-generated images or young-looking adults rather than real children.Congress has refused to take no for an answer, and based on the way an argument unfolded on Tuesday at the Supreme Court, it appears that Congress may have finally fought the court to a draw.The justices appeared likely to uphold the constitutionality of the latest legislative effort, a 2003 law called the Protect Act.

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