U.S. Judge Blocks 1998 Online Porn Law

U.S. Judge Blocks 1998 Online Porn Law: In the ruling, the judge said parents can protect their children through software filters and other less restrictive means that do not limit the rights of others to free speech.

"Perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully, are chipped away in the name of their protection," wrote Senior U.S. District Judge Lowell Reed Jr., who presided over a four-week trial last fall.

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"Judge defies Library Bill of Rights"

"First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully"Doesn't he know that the ALA has already interpreted the U.S. Constitution to have granted emancipation of children from the rule of their so-called "parents' and guaranteed their absolute right to freely access any and all forms of information? Hasn't he read Ann Beeson's ACLU testimony before Congress defending the right of minors to read and view whatever their lil' hearts desire? At the very least he could have taken his cue from O'Conner and Kennedy and looked to International law or even the UN convention on the rights of children for guidance before adopting this non-inclusive, anti-tolerance language in his decision.

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