INT 658 - Assignment 10 - Internet Decency

INT 658 - Assignment 10 - Internet Decency - 2d 771; 2002...

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Law of Cyberspace INT 658 Internet Decency Act Cases (60 pts) Congress is very concerned about pornography on the Internet. It has tried to regulate the Internet and has bumped into the First Amendment. In your own words, brief the following: Reno v. ACLU , 117 S. Ct. 2329 (1997) a. What was the issue? Describe the contested parts of the Federal Act. (5 pts) b. What were the arguments of the plaintiffs who challenged the statute? (5 pts) c. What were the arguments of the Attorney General on behalf of the Federal government? (5 pts) d. What did the Supreme Court decide and why? (5 pts) e. Attach the first and last page of the case. (5 pts) Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union , 535 U.S. 564 (2002); 122 S.Ct. 1700; 152 L. Ed.
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Unformatted text preview: 2d 771; 2002 U.S. LEXIS 3421 a. What was the legal issue? Describe the contested parts of the Federal Act. (5 pts) b. What were the arguments of the plaintiffs who challenged the statute? (5 pts) c. What were the arguments of the Attorney General on behalf of the Federal Government? (5 pts) d. What did the Supreme Court decide and why? (5 pts) e. Attach the first and last page of the case. (5 pts) f. Having read these cases, if your assignment as a Congressional staffer is to draft legislation to restrict child access to pornography, what leads has the Supreme Court provided in its decisions? What would you focus on in drafting sustainable legislation? (10 pts)...
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