Feature on Multnomah v. US - Challenge to Library Web Blocking Law

Document Date: May 31, 2002

Supreme Court to Hear Web Blocking Case

ACLU Optimistic That Lower Court Victory Will Be Upheld

U.S. v. American Library Association, et. al.

The Supreme Court November 11 agreed to hear the government’s appeal of a ruling that the Children’s Internet Protection Act is unconstitutional. The law would require that any library receiving certain forms of federal aid install “Web blocking” programs that censor a wide range of valuable material for adults and minors. More…

CIPA challenge documents

General Materials

Trial materials

Examples of Wrongly Blocked Web Sites

ACLU Special Reports

Other Resources

News Releases

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