November 14, 2002
Filed under Health Privacy
The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear the case brought by the American Library Association and Multnomah County Public Libraries challenging the Children's Internet Protection Act. The Court will decide if public libraries that receive federal funding can be required to install filtering software to block Web sites deemed "harmful to minors." A lower court struck down the Act, ruling that it violates the First Amendment because filters would block constitutionally protected speech, including sites on politics, health issues and science.